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From: Mike Markowski <>
Subject: [COFF] Music!
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2023 19:37:30 -0500	[thread overview]
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This is far afield even for COFF, so apologies up front.  Machines and 
OSes we fondly remember get older day by day.  But many labs I worked in 
during undergrad & grad years and then in the workforce always had a 
radio going, and music never seems to age.  When I hear Earth, Wind & 
Fire's "September" or Doobie Brothers' "What a Fool Believes," it's 
RSTS/E on a PDP11/70 as a teen, my first exposure to computers. 
Kraftwerk and Big Audio Dynamite mean Unix with Mike Muuss at Ballistic 
Research Lab in the early 90s.  I had PX (military Post Exchange) 
privileges which Mike used to the fullest to buy fantastic lab 
speakers.  The old ENIAC room, our work space, had thick walls.  :-)

I wonder if particular music transports any others back to computing 
days of old.  The current lab I'm in receives exactly 1 radio station 
from a local high school and streaming is blocked. Not sure that any new 
musical memories will be formed for my ever nearer days of retirement!

Musically yours,
Mike Markowski

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             reply	other threads:[~2023-02-10  1:10 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-02-10  0:37 Mike Markowski [this message]
2023-02-10  1:19 ` [COFF] Music! segaloco via COFF
2023-02-10  1:43 ` Dave Horsfall
2023-02-10  6:35 ` Lars Brinkhoff
2023-02-10 15:23   ` Paul Winalski
2023-02-10 19:13     ` Lars Brinkhoff
2023-02-10 19:05 ` Bakul Shah
2023-02-10 21:09   ` Paul Winalski
2023-02-11  2:53   ` steve jenkin
2023-02-11  4:20     ` Dave Horsfall
2023-02-11 19:24       ` Harald Arnesen
2023-02-11 16:40     ` Mike Markowski

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