"Presently, it is necessary to log off the [OCLC] terminals at 6:00pm and log back in after 6:05 in order to avoid losing data during this period. This is the time when OCLC switches from 3 computers to 2 computers" - 1976

"Hardly a day seems to pass without the discovery of some unusual, inexplainable [sic] situation on OCLC" - 1976

"this terminal experienced a mechanical malfunction and conked out. The picture on the screen became hazy and wavy and vanished, whereupon the terminal emitted black smoke. The operator, after a moment of initial amazement, switched off the terminal."

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