[ubuntu-uk] memory lane, was: Please can someone look at this and try to help

norman norman at littletank.org
Mon Nov 12 14:37:40 GMT 2007

> > These youngsters, eh?  When I started in IT greenscreen was cutting
> > edge, lol ;-)
> >  
> My first PC had a mono green text only MDA "video card". I had to
> _upgrade_ to a Hercules graphics card.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monochrome_Display_Adapter
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hercules_Graphics_Card
> Those were the days..
> It were all trees round here you know..

It is interesting reading about what people used when starting on the
long and winding road. I had a little Sinclair ZX81 and, eventually,
added an extra 16K RAM. The monitor was a small b&w television and
programmes were saved to and read from a little tape reorder. I remember
trying to get to grips with programming in Basic and the difficulty I
had in accepting that you could have a line which read 'Let n = 2' and
then, a little further on,'Let n = 10'. In algebra if I wrote n = 2 then
that was that, it didn't change half way through solving the problem.

Those were the days.


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