the case of the disappearing data (Apr, 1965)
the case of the disappearing data
There’s Norman L. Battle, who needs the information on a computer tape in a hurry.
There’s Nancy Havens, who went to the tape vault and was never heard from again.
There’s Horace Cotton, who thinks he saw the tape in the hands of Don Walters, but won’t swear to it.
There’s JoAnn Taylor, who saw Don Walters whispering mysteriously to Marilyn Smith, by the water cooler.
There’s Marilyn Smith. (Can you blame him?) But where’s that tape?
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