[LMB] OT: Tech marches on

Harvey Fishman fishman at panix.com
Sun Dec 12 23:33:24 GMT 2021


Hell, we were using terminals and cassette tapes on home computers in 
1975.

Harvey

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From: "Raymond Collins" <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold." 
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Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: Tech marches on

>In 1980 I took a computer class and learned how to program useing a punch
>card machine.
>
>On Sun, Dec 12, 2021, 4:44 PM Fred <fred.fredex at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>  I recall a story I was told by my boss, at a startup company, in 1977. when
>>  he was a new college grad, the place he went to work was proud to show him
>>  a standard 19 inch rack full of electronics: "This is a 1-bit buffer". How
>>  times have changed!
>>
>>
>>  fred
>>
>>  On Sun, Dec 12, 2021 at 5:15 PM Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com>
>>  wrote:
>>
>>  > There was a RPG game based on Larry Niven's Ringworld series and they
>>  had a
>>  > chapter on computer systems of Known Space that used bubble memory. I
>>  think
>>  > one storage unit had about a thousand pages of memory.
>>  >
>>  > On Sun, Dec 12, 2021, 9:16 AM Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:
>>  >
>>  > >
>>  > >
>>  > > > On Dec 12, 2021, at 7:31 AM, WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com
>>  > <mailto:
>>  > > wawenri at msn.com>> wrote:
>>  > > >
>>  > > > Predicting what technology will be available in X years is pretty
>>  much
>>  > > impossible. On of my jobs at Sandia was to try to see what was coming.
>>  > > > Anyone remember bubble memory?
>>  > >
>>  > > I recently re-read a few Andre Norton books.   In the interstellar
>>  > > civilizations, they used tapes to record stuff.
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