x'1A' (26): MTS Status Lights

posted Jan 10, 2018, 8:23 PM by Jeff Ogden   [ updated Jan 10, 2018, 8:29 PM ]

From: Jon Sell 
Subject: CNTR status lights
Date: January 10, 2018 at 10:18:26 PM EST
To: mts-interest@umich.edu

I’m thinking of putting this on eBay and donating the proceeds to the Bentley Historical Library. I’m afraid it won’t get a lot of attention or a good price without some promotion. Am I delusional or does anyone else think this would be a collectible for well healed Michigan graduates who suffered through late nights at the North Campus Computing Center?

I’m looking for ideas.

How did I get this? Took it out of the dumpster after my office was bulldozed to make room for an on ramp to the Information Superhighway, as they used to call the Internet. 

Why does my brain keep saying Don’t Panic?


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From: David Hetrick 
Subject: Re: CNTR status lights
Date: January 10, 2018 at 11:08:30 PM EST
To: Jeff Ogden 
Cc: mts-interest@umich.edu

Brings back memories (MS CCS 1977), submitting jobs until the green light went off, then punching cards until it came back on.

Alas, I am not well-heeled.

    Dave Hetrick - University of Michigan - retired
    Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics