Tim wrote: > On Sun, 2009-04-05 at 10:43 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote: >> I learned to program in basic by typing in the listings, then working >> out why the game didn't run, or why it was so simplistic that I could >> add several features to it. Computing was pure fun in those days - >> for most of us it didn't impinge on work :-) > > Back when you had a personal computer with no operating system, just a > bootloader routine (usually for cassettes), the computer was entirely > yours to do whatever you could think of doing with it. > You still were at mercy of the bootloader. Now, the 8008 didn't even have a boot loader - you had to toggle in everything in binary from the front panel. (There were many others that required this as well.) Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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