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On 8/17/22 2:13 PM, Lehti, Eric wrote:
I was stunned to learn that a System/38 is still up, running a
production workload, according to a person having direct knowledge of
Sounds like they're real believers in "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

Yes, and there are also Linotype, Intertype, and Ludlow linecasting machines sitting in print shops that still do letterpress. Including, according to a recent Smithsonian article, one, somewhere in Colorado, that still prints a weekly newspaper by letterpress.

Luddites of the World Unite! You have nothing to lose but your upgrade treadmills!

(Hoping this brings at least as much laughter as Mr. Lehti's reply to my data import question. Speaking of which, the customer managed to get the import working without my assistance, much to my relief.)

(And yes, as a matter of fact, I *do* know how to operate, unjam, and do basic repairs on a Linotype machine. "Learn! Print! Play! at the International Printing Museum.")

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