On 7/18/07, Morton Goldberg <m_goldberg / ameritech.net> wrote:
> On Jul 17, 2007, at 11:24 PM, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:
>
> > Dang ... someone beat me out for "doing it the longest". Not by much,
> > though.
>
> I also began programming on an IBM 650 (in 1958). Oh, the fond
> memories: the glow of vacuum tubes, SOAP II [*], clearing card jams
> from both ends of the reader/punch unit, the 25-millisecond latency
> of drum memory :)
>
> By 1961, I had already moved to the IBM 1620, a great improvement
> over the 650. But my all-time favorite computer remains the DEC
> PDP-11 (the original, not the VAX-11).
Playing dungeon and dragons or something like that on it, you see I
have been a very diligent student, that was in 83/84 if I am not
mistaken, great machine indeed, although I was not good enough in HW
to judge it for myself.
R.

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