Re: Smoke Different

Arthur S. Hitomi (
Fri, 21 Aug 1998 13:16:03 -0700

>On Fri, 21 Aug 1998, I'm not a real doofus, but I play one at a national labor
>atory. wrote:
>> Joe, I'm shocked. Surely you realize that a molten charred state is not
>> necessarily unusable!? It's preferable in some cases. Even a rather hard
>> knock leaves it completely unaltered, aerodynamically.
>Yea, remeber all those Powerbooks with the cracked cases and the faulty
>monitor wiriing and the Ports on the back that would put a real charge in
>your periphs? Oh yea, remeber the days of the recall:)

I also remember the infamous PS/2 mouse/keyboard port. A number of PC
laptops would fry out when people would plug and unplug their mouse
and keyboard while the machine was running. Most PC laptops today
still don't allow for hot swapping of floppy drives and CDROMs (though
I think most will support warm swapping).