You guys and your new fangled magnetic media.
.... in the street outside my house this morning.Wth?
University: Punch card for FORTRAN. Batch process get your print output. Edit, shuffle and resubmit. Repeat.
QuoteUniversity: Punch card for FORTRAN. Batch process get your print output. Edit, shuffle and resubmit. Repeat.Me too (WATFOR)... you forgot the "drop on floor and accidentally stomp cards" part.
I remember running back to the computer centre between lectures to fetch print out only to find it hadn't compiled due to a silly syntax error. Then there would be no vacant card punch, then late for next lecture.
There is a panel in my work place that someone kept. It's got hundreds of jumper wires on a matrix of holes. He said it was a program someone made. That stuff IS older than punch cards.
Jack,That looks like it came out the same era as the one at my work place. Must be pretty old. My only experience with punch cards was using them as note cards and bookmarks.
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