On Wed, 2008-04-02 at 09:56 -0500, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> Craig White wrote:
> > and as for everyone going on about punch cards...perhaps in 20 more
> > years, it will be considered ancient history but now, there are way too
> > many of us still around that remember them to make them an interesting
> > story.
> > Craig
> I can remember writing a BASIC program that let you type in, and
> edit code, and would them write it to mag tape. I would then take
> the tape down to the IBM 360 and you it as input data for a program
> that would then output them to the high speed card punch. The only
> problem was that the high speed punch would not print on the top of
> the card, so it was harder to know what the card said. Now if only
> they would have had the high speed punch on the same system as the
the grand old days of sneaker net.
amazing the things that we used to do that in those days were considered
to be innovative/clever. Thankfully, there's been a little more
convergence of technology since then.
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