donald at fane.com
Sat Oct 9 05:23:59 UTC 2010
029 with no memory, or 129 that would actually let you backspace?
Remember the card sorters with the 500 card feeds, and the additional
1,000 card hopper?
Or the first time you dropped a 1,000 card box and hadn't serialized the
The dual pass fortran compilers? Had to read the fortran card deck in
twice before it was ready to compile.
Or the 4' tall magnetic drum hard disks. Oh boy!
I've got 15 years yet, depending.
On 10/9/2010 1:17 AM, Steve Ringwood wrote:
> On 10/8/2010 11:52 PM, Earl Miles wrote:
>> Yes, Nancy, there are actually a few adults on this list. Though I doubt
>> many of us are old enough to have actually USED a punch card, since
>> people who did work on punch cards should be pretty close to retirement
>> age by now.
> Some of have worked with punch cards and while older are a ways
> from retirement.
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