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April 7, 1988


By CBR Staff Writer

The trouble with trying to be funny is that people will take you seriously and we have a strong suspicion that Wickes Associates’ splended April Fool spoof on the formation of the Committee for Rationalisation & Simplification of Standards or CRASS – the beauty of standards is that there are so many to choose from, says Des Lee; equipment manufacturers… will represent the user community – caught at least one august publication on the hop which recalls the occasion when we ran the more outrageous of the off-beat forecasts for the year made by Computer Systems News and one of our leading systems houses (no names, no packdrill) rang us up demanding more information on IBM’s plans for a 1 Winchester disk drive that would use as its medium the annuli punched out of the centre of 8 Winchester platters…

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