>One time we had a Sys/34's  diskette drive go nuts, the IBM guy came in and
>put - this was weird - an umbrella over the diskette drive and it stopped.
>we were near an airport or something.
>John Carr

I assume the ribs of the umbershoot were metal.  If so, they probably acted
as a shield, grounding the stray signals via the CE's hand and body to the
grounded computer room floor.

--Paul E Musselman

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