In the eighties and early nineties, the computer department at the vocational training Institution i was working for, bet on IBM Midrange Computers (/36, later AS/400) with dumb terminals.
But we instructors wanted to do different Things with our PCs.
So it came about that we ordered parts for a network under the codename “goods for electronics lesson” and secretly run BNC cables from room to room (luckily the walls were not solid but made of plasterboard).
Now, shortly before retirement, I tidy up what has accumulated over the decades in backrooms and so i discovered on a shelf the core of the former network:
After turning power on, as if nothing had happened, the BIOS greets me.
Great, no year 2000 problem detected.
Netware 4.10 starts without complaint.
So, now l’m ging to wake up a client to listen for “FIRE PHASERS 3”!