Sysadmin tales: Take a look back at an old school IT prank

Sysadmin tales Take a look back at an old school IT prank.

In the Age of IT Innocence things and practical jokes were much simpler. Take five minutes to kick it 8220old school8221 with this stone age prank. Rick GreeneWed 10282020 at 313am.

8220Apple IIe Living Computer Museum amp Labs Seattle8221 by mattk1979is licensed underCC BY-SA 2.0.

Set your Wayback Machine to the early 80s. Disco was dead and gone pop rock was making waves and consumer computers were available enough that some schools started figuring out that teaching computers was something they should do.

My school was one of thosethelovely Manheim Township High School in Neffsville PA. A classroom was repurposed as a computer lab as the prior computer area was barely larger than a closet and only had fourterminals connected to some type of 8220miniframe8221computer with one Apple II computer on a rollingcart.


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