The Blinkenlights were so pretty.

I had to descend one level, to check out one of our systems.

Computer rack lightsI could see though the access door window, that the lights on the whole floor were out.

Swiped my access card and swung the door open.

No strange sounds.  Certainly no smoke or fire.

Out onto the ICL Mainframe floor I ventured.

One of the prettiest sites you can see in IT, are all the blinking lights, from the hundreds of modems, hubs, switches, and routers; flashing off and on.

On any Friday and Saturday night, you’d find the hard working ICL Mainframe Operators of the State Bank Victoria IT branch, having a snooze.

In their sleeping bags.

Bank branch processing had finished for the week, and so they’d switch the lights out and have a sleep.

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