Thursday, July 19, 2007

The New Frontier - Shutting Things Down (Part 1)

Several weeks before the close, some machines in The Frontier were turned off, and remained in place but dark until the end.

A few other machines (between Panda Express and the north restrooms) were removed entirely from the wooden carousel table on which they were placed.

The majority of machines were on and running until the end. A few though had notices placed on them advising of their shut down time being several hours earlier than the closing time.

A bank of machines on the wall between Sigma Derby and Gilleys had the notice:

We apologize for any inconvenience but this machine will be shut down at 6:30 PM tonight.

Technically it was not turned off, but rather turned to Out Of Service mode. A few other locations in The Frontier also had this early Out Of Service effected. It is striking to see the ominous blue screens of OOS mode.

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