[Spridgets] Bloody computers

Jim Hammack hammack at GotSlack.org
Tue Jun 3 19:43:15 MDT 2008

   That's  why we numbered ours in the upper right-hand corner.  Black if
   the  card  never  had  to  be  changed,  and  red  if we had to change
   something - like a 7-track tape number.
   Jim Johnson wrote:

Anybody ever trip over their feet while carrying a program on a 3 foot stack
of punch cards. In 1963 IBM moved me to parts assembly at the Endwell, NY
lab when I had an unfortunate stumble on the way to the mainframe in the
Owego Lab's basement....


On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 12:54 PM, Dave G. <dmg at bossig.com> wrote:

You had SWITCHES ??????
I had to use a plug-board   !!    <Grin>

On 3 Jun 2008 at 11:48, David Lieb wrote:

We used to dream about paper tape! I remember using register switches
to boot up the diagnostics on a DEC PDP8 after setting the power
supply voltage with the reostat on the back of the unit. Aye, those
were the days...

Dave G.   KK7SS
'65 MK III Sprite in Richland, WA
"Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time."
   Terry Pratchett, 'Hogfather'
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