[ubuntu-uk] memory lane
aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Tue Nov 13 12:00:15 GMT 2007
London School of Puppetry wrote:
> On 12/11/2007, Dianne Reuby <pramclub at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> You're making me feel prehistoric! I had a C64 for my first personal
>> machine, but I'd worked on IBM mainframes for about 6 or 7 years before
>> that. Card job control input, data input mainly on card or paper tape -
>> our punch room still had an old hand punch in case all the electric
>> punches failed!
>> On Mon, 2007-11-12 at 17:01 +0000, Kris Douglas wrote:
>> > I was born in '92 but I know that they had a ZX81 with the 16K ram
>> > upgrade
>> > (fancy :D)... and a BBC. Then they went straight over to a 286 DOS
>> > machine,
>> > which they then put 3.11wg on. (That 500mb drive still boots, as does
>> > windows and Qbasic and SQL Anywhere) Then they went onto a 486 then a
>> > 486
>> > Over Drive then a Pentium MMX and so on....
>> > Just because I wasn't there, doesn't mean I miss anythin'. We still
>> > have
>> > most of these machines, beauties.
>> This sounds so interesting to read- the history of these things is so
>> interesting- I find the card/paper punch things fascinating.
In the early 1960's I wrote a valentine poem to a female computer
operator on a punched card.....
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