[nSLUG] Cleaning out my desk...

Robin Murray subscriptions at robinandmariette.com
Mon Nov 12 14:23:21 AST 2007


I still have an assembler payroll program I wrote on punched cards when 
I was in school. We had an IBM System/3 which was ancient even back when 
we were using it. The deck's about 4" thick. I think the cards are still 
in order after more than a 1/4 century. I'm feeling old...

Robin

K wrote:
> I always wanted to try programming with punch cards.  I guess that
> makes me one of the crazy youngsters.
>
> Kirk Brown
> kdborg at gmail.com
>
>
> On Nov 10, 2007 6:49 PM, George N. White III <gnwiii at gmail.com> wrote:
>   
>> On Nov 10, 2007 4:36 PM, Jeff Warnica <jeff at coherentnetworksolutions.com> wrote:
>>
>>     
>>> ..... How far we have come.
>>>       
>> Yes indeed!  I have a slice of core memory on the wall of my office --
>> you can count the bits with the naked eye!    I should have kept a
>> punched card -- youngsters today don't grok Fortran fixed-form source
>> format and it would be easier to explain if I could illustrate using a
>> punched card.
>>     




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