The next workday --- Monday --- when it came was anticlimactic.( Collapse )
Trivia: Among the management problems of the merged Penn Central railroad were computer system incompatibilities: while both the Pennsylvania Rail Road and the New York Central had used IBM computers to record freight movements, the Pennsylvania fed printouts and punched tapes to computers and used a Teletype inquiry system; the Central used punch card input and a cathode-ray TV setup. The Central also had a random-access disc for reading data, updated quickly, while the Pennsylvania's disc system was not and was only periodically updated. Source: The Wreck Of The Penn Central: The Real Story Behind The Largest Bankruptcy In American History, Joseph R Daughen, Peter Binzen. (They don't specify the computer systems more exactly; they probably couldn't have in a 1971 book for popular consumption.)
Currently Reading: A History of The Middle Ages, 284 - 1500 Sidney Painter.