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Re: Chown ???

Rick Stevens wrote:
> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
>> On Thu, 2009-04-09 at 11:19 -0400, Jim wrote:
>>> Rick Stevens wrote:
>>>> Jim wrote:
>>>>> Rick Stevens wrote:
>>>>>> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
>>>>>>> On Wed, 2009-04-08 at 15:27 +0000, g wrote:
>>>>>>>> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
>>>>>>>>> ttys
>>>>>>>> 'b-'. you did not answer which model and usage of paper. :)
>>>>>>> asr33, paper scroll :-)
>>>>>> ASR33s also had the paper tape punch and reader.  KSR33s did not. 
>>>>>> I had both hooked up to my Altair 8800 back in '77 via 110 baud,
>>>>>> 20mA current
>>>>>> loop serial interfaces.
>>>>>> Ah, memories!
>>>>> ASR33 on  a Altair, that far back, You must be at least 100,
>>>> Smart*ss!  Nah, I was in college (sophmore).
>>>>> I started out on a RCA 1802 8 bit and I still have it.  I modified
>>>>> it to
>>>>> work on S100 bus so I could get more memory , 64k , man you were
>>>>> top dog with that kind of memory.
>>>> Only had 56K (seven 8KB RAM cards) and a nice 8K EPROM board (had 1702A
>>>> PROMS on it) holding a monitor program.
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>>> I don't think anything has had a fast pace change like the Computer.
>>> Then you had to really get into the nuts and bolts of a computer to
>>> get one working.
>>> I also still have a dual 8" floppy drive that was big back then.
>>> I can remember when the 3 1/2, 1.4mb floppy first came boy did that
>>> make a big difference.
>> Dear me, all you youngsters prattling on about these new-fangled
>> "microprocessors". The first system I managed was a PDP-11/45.
> Got ya beat.  First managed a Univac (can't recall the model), moved to
> an S/360, Burroughs Medium System 12, Xerox Sigma 7, DG Nova 2/10, DEC
> PDP-8, PDP-11/45 and VAX 11/785, THEN got the Altairs and IMSAIs (and
> Amigas and clones and lions and tigers and bears, oh my!).
> And now, back to the real topic.  (What was it again? I forget...)
> -- Rick
I'm enjoying all this reminiscing about old times.
When I was younger (a teen ager), my father bought our first computer.
A "Tandy Radio Shack Model I" computer.  It came with 8k of memory and a
tape device to save and load programs.  When available my father bought
the upgrades to expand to 64k of memory and several floppy drives.

I learned how to program and write in BASIC and Assembly language for
the 8080...


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