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Re: [APD] Computer history
I wonder why all the old computer Geeks like us are doing aquatic planting ?
Whats the connection ? Is it the unknown? Is it the current hobby that you
are exploring or passing through?.. sorry for the drama!
(Genetically predisposed to planting)
>I was going to comment on my first program in 1972 but I'll just bow to the
>On 10/18/07, Dave Gomberg <dave1 at wcf_com> 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
>> > > 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.
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