Speed kills

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Computerworld - https://www.computerworld.com/article/3286809/computer-hardware/speed-kills.html#tk.rss_all

Flashback a few decades to this pilot fish’s first job in IT: the day-shift operator for a minicomputer with several dozen dumb terminals.

“My first task for this particular day was to set up a terminal for a new hire,” says fish.

“All the terminals were connected to an I/O board with rows of serial ports via the usual rat’s nest of cables, which made it hard to route a new cable.

“But the very last port was unused and easy to reach. No brainer! I plugged in the new terminal’s cable to that last port, configured it and walked away, satisfied.

“Less than

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