Date: 10 Nov 2000 13:17:57 GMT
From: Jack B <jacknopsame.net>
Subject: Re: WTB : old DEC PDP-8 minicomputer (Digital Equipment Corp)


Bob <uctraingnopsamanet.com> wrote: > On Wed, 08 Nov 2000 19:54:36 -0500, Four Weis <mweinopsamcom> wrote: >>I regret to say that I started out on a PDP-11 programming with paper punch tape. > You had paper ? When I started out it was all done on papyrus. Lucky kid. My first programs were engraved on small pyramidions. It was hell because if you forgot to close a loop the pyramidion would shatter. Also, we didn't have "object-oriented hieroglyphics", so you had to build complex data structures one painful engraving of Ramses and seven dog-headed gods at a time. > Bob

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