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Re: Re: My first computer was...

by aging acolyte (Pilgrim)
on Jul 04, 2003 at 15:33 UTC ( #271504=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Have you never seen your code turned into a pattern on punch cards - a thing of beauty I think not


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Re: Re: Re: My first computer was...
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Jul 04, 2003 at 16:04 UTC

    Yes, I did have that experience, though only a very few times. I also remember writing a program to print banners on punch-tape, to play 'tunes' using the teletype bell--Colonel Bogey was a favorite, and playing star-trek on a teletype which has to be seen to be believed.

    When I first used an 80x24 green screen, an ADM 3A dumb terminal, I thought I'd gone to heaven, the star-trek game screen took less than 3 seconds to draw instead of about 3 minutes on the teletype:)

    Examine what is said, not who speaks.
    "Efficiency is intelligent laziness." -David Dunham
    "When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong." -Richard Buckminster Fuller

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