At 10:39 PM 4/11/01 -0700, samantha wrote:
>Input was only punched cards.
Me too. A sickening way to learn anything.
>The sick bastards only taught us Cobol!
Well, I got Fortran and hex machine code as well. God awmighty.
>And the turn-around on a deck
>averaged 2 days.
Unlike Samantha, who was doubtless a whizz, I'd get in after the mandatory
overnight or longer run and find a pile of fanfold paper invalidated in
line five by a missing comma.
>I didn't want anything to with computers after that
>until the first micro computer chips became available.
Scarred me for good. Got out, went back to the garret.
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