[LMB] OT: sort-of -- Internet/computer access for the poor

Thomas C Vinson t.vinson at sbcglobal.net
Sat Sep 24 17:39:41 BST 2011


Fred Smith comments on the PDP-11:
> what a great, easy to use assembly language.

When I started out in CS my instructor for assembly language
refused to use the 8086 (this was a year or two ago) and wrote
a simulator for the PDP-11 that ran on the departmental mainframe.
He also told us that "nobody uses assembler any more", which 
turned out to be incorrect.  I actually used it in my first
two programming jobs.

Tom




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