Big network hardware company has a donation program for schools in the 1980s, and part of this pilot fish's job is following up with each school after a few months to see how things are going with the new equipment.

"One local school reported that our servers were failing 'because they couldn't handle 486-based computers.' which I knew to be untrue," says fish.

"I pressed for more information, and the school's representative said that when they connected more than 15 computers, the server would crash. I decided I wanted to see this in person. Rep suggested I bring along a tech from the workstation vendor so that we could all see exactly what the problem was.

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