Kubuntu vs. Ubuntu
david.mcglone at att.net
Wed Sep 19 21:59:23 UTC 2007
On Wednesday 19 September 2007 12:03:32 pm José Alexandre Nalon wrote:
> On Wednesday 19 September 2007 12:30:51 Neil Winchurst wrote:
> > On Wed, 19 Sep 2007 15:41:23 +0200
> > Nils Kassube <kassube at gmx.net> wrote:
> > > Neil Winchurst wrote:
> > > > Dare I mention that the first computer I was involved with was an IBM
> > > > mainframe in 1962? I saw the whole PC business right from the
> > > > beginning. Yes, I started with DOS back then, and before that CP/M.
> > > > Anyone remember that one?
> > >
> > > Reading all those stories from you oldtimers, I'm still waiting for
> > > somebody to tell us how she / he discussed the design of the difference
> > > engine with Charles Babbage :))
> > >
> > >
> > > Nils
> > No, I can't quite remember meeting him, nor Ada Lovelace mores the pity
> > if pictures of her are anything to go by.
> > Neil
> Pft. Difference Engines. You kids have it easy these days.
> In my time, we had to carve 0's and 1's in clay tablets, and
> bake them to retain some data. Programming was not for every-
> one, since debugging consisted in dealing with plagues of
> locusts. And don't get me started with these "download"
> things -- we didn't have downloads, it was uphill both ways,
> and those damn tablets were heavy!
Look on the bright side, at least you can bake something.
If I received .01 cent for every person
that has to put in their .02 cents
I'd be rich!
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