Rob Hall Posted March 24 Share Posted March 24 8 minutes ago, Brian Austin said: My father and grandfather were both involved in computer programming. I grew up with reams of blue-and-white printout paper to draw on, and the rather brittle plastic flow chart templates they brought home. Boston was a hub of early computer development, and there used to be a computer museum around here with mainframes and such on view. In regards to the video, I don't think the manufacturers anticipated a movement of crazy electronics collectors hanging on to their devices decades past their Use By date. 🙂 I've been to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Ca and to it in Boston when it was there in the mid 90s. Really neat places. I did learn to use flow chart templates in my early computer classes in the late 80s, learned about punch cards, but have never had to use them...I did use green screen terminals to access VAX computers in a couple college classes. Programming is hard enough, I can imagine it was a lot harder in the punch card and mainframe era...had to be very precise w/ commands, not easy to debug compared to testing and debugging code in an IDE on my laptop w/ local databases, etc.. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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