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And I thought I was pushing it with an old V5R4 system (not running, but
I'm sure would fire right up) and a Power 8 no longer able to be updated.

On Wed, Aug 17, 2022 at 4:26 PM James H. H. Lampert via MIDRANGE-L <
midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

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

(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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