Check it out, Donna Reed led a secret double life -- as a plunger-wielding sysadmin! Here's a series of "found" '60s-era snapshots from a data center in Los Angeles. They were accidentally discovered in a closet at that same facility, decades later, by a Boing Boing reader who asks to remain anonymous. They're like a time capsule from our mainframe ancestors.
Images (med = 640 x 480, large = 1280 x 960)
(a) Plunger power! Not exactly Hattori Hanzo Steel, but it'll do for slaying server-room foes that hide under floor tiles: med / large.
(b) Guy holding up brochure that reads L.I.F.E., Life Insurance Forecast Electronically: med / large
(c) Man seated at workstation: med / large
(d) Groundbreaking ceremony? med / large
Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: email@example.com.