Flashback Friday: But was it vibrating?

Flashback to the early 1990s, when this pilot fish works at a regional campus of a big state university. “One day, our IT staff and computer science faculty made a road trip to the main campus,” says fish. “We were treated to a tour of the main campus’ huge computer room. “Our tour guide told us to look but not touch, and he meant it. I merely pointed to a washing-machine-sized disk drive and was sternly reminded by the very nervous guide that the slightest vibration can cause these finicky disks to crash. “Perturbed by what I felt was an undeserved scolding, I pointed a second time — to a member of our computer science faculty who had planted his …