[LMB] OT: Moldy Oldies
mathews55 at msn.com
Fri Apr 21 15:10:40 BST 2006
>From: "Alfred Kelgarries" <alfredkelgarries at hotmail.com>
>>And what year wa that, if I may ask? I read them back in the mid-Sixtes,
>>when our personal computers were about a foot long, made of wood, with
>>log-log scales etched on.
>I'm not willing to admit just how long ago that was (blushes), but let's
>just say I wrote my first computer program by connecting wires on a
>motherboard. In grad school, I got to move up to *punch cards*! Yay (NOT!)
Ah, yes, punch cards. And reel-to-reel tape. And huge machines tended by
their priesthood - and data reduction by hand if need be. (Anyone here
>And it is a sign of the mental rot us old people undergo that it took me
>two reads to realize what you were referring to as a PC, made of wood, with
>log hash marks on them! (Oldie Test: Can anyone else on the list guess what
>sort of PC she's referring to?)
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