[TriLUG] Old Guy Stories
russoz at gmail.com
Thu Feb 8 18:22:26 EST 2007
On 2/8/07, Craig Taylor <ctalkobt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Anybody else who was born in the '70s ever use their father's punch
> cards to build card houses? I found that they were much much better at
> supporting my larger structures and hung onto a whole stack of 'em for
> about 7 years before they faded out of where I put them... (got lost /
> stopped caring).
> At high school before the Apple ]['s came in we used a teletype that
... mind wanders...
was hooked up to NCSU where we could run a bunch of programs whose
> main purpose I believe was to waste paper.
> I used to know all of the chip-level details (what each chip did),
> memory space, cycle counts etc for the Commodore. Now things have
> gotten so complex and only standardized through driver interfaces that
> I miss the chip-level type programming that you could do...
> On 2/8/07, William Sutton <william at trilug.org> wrote:
> > Adding to the younger-but-older stories. I was born in the mid-70's. I
> > remember the punch cards, cradle modems, and line printers where my
> > went to school. In fact, I actually used the punch cards myself (for
> > bookmarks :-D )
> > --
> > William Sutton
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