Re: [Nolug] December meeting

From: Ron Johnson <>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 14:07:06 -0600
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On Tuesday 18 December 2001 12:49 pm, Mikey wrote:
> Jerald M. Sheets wrote:
> > CompSci on a Mac??? Wow. We only needed an XT. (And half the
> > excersises could be done on my KayPro 2X.) You should have seen
> > an AT chomp thru our (Turbo Pascal 3.0) assignments...
> CompSci on an XT??? Oh yeah? We used to bang rocks together to
> create punch cards at Rand in 12,000BC and edited our inodes w/
> horseshoe magnets. :)

CMPS115 was FORTRAN77 on punch cards. Thank $GOD I escaped that
by being friends with a guy who had an Apple II and a 300 baud
modem. Editing, though, was a *huge* hassle. The ancient-by-
1984-standards Burroughs mainframe was like IBM boxen: EBCIDIC
and smart terminals. It didn't do async ASCII very well. Better
than punch cards, though...

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