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Posted: 03 February 2013 01:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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WandW - 03 February 2013 12:42 PM

I learned to program in FORTRAN with one of these.  I’d punch my code onto cards, run them through the reader and go have a cup of coffee.  There were 100 bins, corresponding to the last two digits of our SS numbers, and I’d come back and find my output printout there.  I’d fix the error ( smile ) punch a new card for that line of code, and repeat the process.

Lest folks think I ‘m a total geybeard, this was in the mid 1980s….

Yeesh.
Yeah, I remember that machine and I remember FORTRAN.
Painful memories.
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Posted: 03 February 2013 01:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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I miss my old Videopac…

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Posted: 19 March 2013 05:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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WandW - 03 February 2013 12:42 PM

I learned to program in FORTRAN with one of these.  I’d punch my code onto cards, run them through the reader and go have a cup of coffee.  There were 100 bins, corresponding to the last two digits of our SS numbers, and I’d come back and find my output printout there.  I’d fix the error ( smile ) punch a new card for that line of code, and repeat the process.

Lest folks think I ‘m a total geybeard, this was in the mid 1980s….

The good old days of Fortran G.  I’ve got ya beat.  Try Fortran II on an 026 keypunch.  Results on a four-hour turnaround.  (Only two of us in the lab that day.)

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Posted: 20 March 2013 04:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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mjc1016 - 01 February 2013 05:55 PM

Max of 16K…and they were very $$$$...and very first computer I ever played with.

Nobody will ever need anymore than 64k of memory! *she tried to say with a straight face…*  :o)

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Posted: 20 March 2013 07:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Btara Ktahn - 20 March 2013 04:52 AM
mjc1016 - 01 February 2013 05:55 PM

Max of 16K…and they were very $$$$...and very first computer I ever played with.

Nobody will ever need anymore than 64k of memory! *she tried to say with a straight face…*  :o)

Steve Jobs ordered his engineers to limit the memory of the first Mac to 128K, but they snuck in an expansion slot to allow expansion to 512K, which probably saved the company…

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Posted: 20 March 2013 11:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Btara Ktahn - 20 March 2013 04:52 AM
mjc1016 - 01 February 2013 05:55 PM

Max of 16K…and they were very $$$$...and very first computer I ever played with.

Nobody will ever need anymore than 64k of memory! *she tried to say with a straight face…*  :o)

Actually, it was a HE.  Take into consideration that those early computers required a lot of physical space.  For example:  Philco-Ford C2, located in a single building covering four city blocks in Palo Alto, CA - 28K

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Posted: 21 March 2013 12:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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WandW - 20 March 2013 07:06 AM
Btara Ktahn - 20 March 2013 04:52 AM
mjc1016 - 01 February 2013 05:55 PM

Max of 16K…and they were very $$$$...and very first computer I ever played with.

Nobody will ever need anymore than 64k of memory! *she tried to say with a straight face…*  :o)

Steve Jobs ordered his engineers to limit the memory of the first Mac to 128K, but they snuck in an expansion slot to allow expansion to 512K, which probably saved the company…

Heck, until Microsoft, hardly anyone needed that much memory.  I remember it took me three months to fill up my 1st 180 K floppy drive.  (Which was a MAJOR upgrade over the cassette player that I used).  Well technically, that was early 80’s tech.

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