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Feb 07, 2012, 07:14 am Last Edit: Feb 07, 2012, 07:31 am by j514 Reason: 1
1981, 6502 processor, 32kb ram, asm + basic programming languages.
Zoom telephonics 110/300bps modem to call other computers (bbs's).
Compuserve and GEnie commercial data networks.

In those days most downloads would get interrupted by someone picking up the phone.

Arduino since October 2011
a][+ ascii express, 110/300 novation cat, xmodem


Writing assembler code for a uC in colllege, fall of1980 I think. Making message scroll across four 7 segment displays, program stored on cassette tape.
Before that, BASIC in 300 baud on phone modem using paper teletype to school's mainframe someplace else, and fortran on punch cards freshman year of college...
Arduino since late summer 2010 I guess.
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Feb 07, 2012, 09:28 am Last Edit: Feb 07, 2012, 11:00 am by dc42 Reason: 1

Heck, when we started we didn't even have ones, just zeros, so we had to double up on zeros until the ones finally became avalible.

You were lucky to have zeros! [spoken with a Yorkshire accent ... ]
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Feb 07, 2012, 10:04 am Last Edit: Feb 07, 2012, 10:06 am by dxw00d Reason: 1
In uC's, an Arduino Uno, around August last year, after a mate at work got one.

Generally, at home with an Oric Atmos, then a BBC model B with a Pascal ROM, and during the year I tried in a technical college, a Rockwell Aim-65 (http://oldcomputers.net/AIM-65.html) for assembler and a VAX 11/780 for everything else (FORTRAN and COBOL, mostly).


You were lucky to have zeros! [spoken with a Yorkshire accent ... ]

:D :D :D :D :D :D

Now then, for our U.S contingent this refers to an old ISIRTA (I Am Sorry I'll Read That Again) radio sketch, that got picked up by Monty Python (The radio show had a Python member in it) a bit later.

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