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In message <34C19600.firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com writes:
> While mod 50's as a class had a pretty bad reliability reputation, the
> one that I encountered in 1968 or so seemed to run quite smoothly, even
> being powered up and down every nite - it was a 16 or so hour per day
Senior operators used to carry a wooden pencil. If a 360/50 hung in
power sequencing, there was an array of relays behind one of the
back doors. All you had to do was tap the ends of the relays in the
approved sequence with the blunt end of the pencil. BTDT.