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Re: [APD] Computer history
At 10:42 AM 10/18/07 -0700, you wrote:
>At 08:37 10/18/2007, you wrote:
>> > That's after my time. I had to work with a computer that had 256 bytes of
>> > RAM. You could upgrade it to 512 bytes for a large sum...
>> > Cambridge Mk 14 IIRC.
>You guys are kids. My first machine was an IBM 704 at Hunter's Point
>Naval Shipyard. It had a manual (non-electric) keypunch. The
>printer used wiring boards for programming. Real tubes. Ran
>diagnostics all night. 1959! I am about to celebrate my fiftieth
>year in programming. 43 languages used.
I had a job when I Was a kid that incolved some Burroughs 90 col card
gear and a "computer" you programmed with patch board panels. I swear this
gear was built to compete with IBM for the 1904 census.
I was used to the more "modern" IBM 1130 that I'd had access to
since 1970 in high school.
I picked up a bunch of langauage too, but really only ever use C.
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