Posted by: Steve Pitcher
I have 3 AS/400′s in my shop. Last week, I found the backup twinaxial console and keyboard and associated pigtails and cables in the junk heap in the basement.
I would imagine they were thrown down the stairs because they worked perfectly fine a few months ago. Now they don’t.
Funny because I had put a nice little label on the front that said “Backup AS/400 Console.” Either someone can’t read or they didn’t care to ask before firing the works of it onto the old concrete floor.
Moral of the story: protect your useful equipment that isn’t shiny and new. You never know when some knucklehead will take it upon himself to do some spring cleaning for you.