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Re: Chown ???

James Kosin wrote:
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:

'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...


my first computer was a spektrum 48k, it used a casette tape for storage and had great games like jet set willy and saboteur, we also used one at primary school where i started to learn to program spektrum basic, the first ever program being

10 print "phil is cool"
20 goto 10

lol, and we also learned logo with the edinburgh turtle that used was to plot drawings on the floor that you had programmed in. so obviously i'm not as old as some of you but i' ve still been around a bit lol :D


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