Phil Tomson wrote:

> Hal E. Fulton <hal9000 / hypermetrics.com> wrote:
>>From: "Mark Hahn" <mchahn / facelink.com>
>><oldtimer_rant>
>>Buncha young kids wanna allocate data structures with four million
>>items... in my day, we had 64K of RAM and part of that was the OS
>>and the runtime. The compiler wouldn't all fit in memory at once. It
>>was swapped out to this clunky external Shugart floppy disk drive
>>that would walk across the table if you didn't tape it down. It made a
>>noise like a boa constrictor gagging on a weasel. And the compiler
>>couldn't handle arrays bigger than a thousand elements.
>>And we LIKED IT...
>></oldtimer_rant>
>>
> And in my day we had 16K of RAM and no Shugart floppy, we saved our 
> programs and data on casette tapes, believe it or not, and your program 
> loaded from tape at about 600 baud... But the worst part was that the 
> programs we wrote were in BASIC or machine code (not assembly, we're 
> talking typing in the Hex for he opcodes - we considered ourselves lucky 
> to not have to toggle our programs in with switches :).  Of course we 
> walked several miles to school in the snow, too.  Uphill both ways ;-) 


I think it's time for a Wiki section ThoseWereTheDays, or 
OldTimerStories or something. It's really entertaining!

Tobi



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