MIT-IBM maintenance liaison meeting no.1
Watt, C. W.
Meetings between MIT-IBM personnel will be held periodically to discuss equipment troubles. This meeting was the first of the series; tape drive troubles and XD-1 maintenance policy in general were discussed. IBM believes that the practice of cleaning the tape mechanism every 8 hours will markedly reduce tape failures, which caused about 25% of all MIT lost time in January. It was agreed that Group 67 and IBM would work closely to try to determine the exact nature of tape failures. In the future when errors of any sort appear in XD-1 a serious attempt will be made by IBM Maintenance personnel to correct them on the spot rather than wait until routine maintenance periods.
Includes figure of time lost in various areas of XD-1 in Jan 1956.