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IBM Mouse Balls...
"Memo of the Month," From The Washington Monthly, January/February 1991, page 24:
This is an actual alert to IBM Field Engineers that went out to all IBM Branch Offices. The person who wrote it was very serious. The rest of us find it rather funny.



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Abstract: Mouse Balls Available as FRU (Field Replacement Unit)
Mouse balls are now available as FRU. Therefore, if a mouse fails to operate or should it perform erratically, it may need a ball replacement. Because of the delicate nature of this procedure, replacement of mouse balls should only be attempted by properly trained personnel.

Before proceeding, determine the type of mouse balls by examining the underside of the mouse. Domestic balls will be larger and harder than foreign balls. Ball removal procedures differ depending upon manufacturer of the mouse. Foreign balls can be replaced using the pop-off method. Domestic balls are replaced using the twist-off method. Mouse balls are not usually static sensitive. However, excessive handling can result in sudden discharge. Upon completion of ball replacement, the mouse may be used immediately.

It is recommended that each replacer have a pair of spare balls for maintaining optimum customer satisfaction, and that any customer missing his balls should suspect local personnel of removing these necessary items.

To re-order, specify one of the following:

P/N 33F8462 - Domestic Mouse Balls
P/N 33F8461 - Foreign Mouse Balls


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<- works for IBM.

We all use optical mice.
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<- works for IBM.

We all use optical mice.
No shit.

I've got some irrelevant punch-card and abacus jokes if anyone wants to hear.
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No shit.

I've got some irrelevant punch-card and abacus jokes if anyone wants to hear.
Are those T-birds in your signature?

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No shit.

I've got some irrelevant punch-card and abacus jokes if anyone wants to hear.
*Raises hand*
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*Raises hand*
"Put those punch-cards over there."

"ha ha ha ha."






Get it?

Yes, these are Thunderbirds, 46 of them to be exact.
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Yes, these are Thunderbirds, 46 of them to be exact.
Sweet! Do they have mod motors?

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<- works for IBM.

We all use optical mice.

yeah its a little dated but i thought it was damn funny....


guess thats the true nerd in me!
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nerd indeed.

i bet you look like some of the people i work with.
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The IBM mouse ball memo - a classic.

Remember, there is no BM like an IBM.
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