Teaching kids about computers...
cisin at xenosoft.com
Thu Nov 29 18:33:51 CST 2007
On Thu, 29 Nov 2007, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> The most common was the 557. You too, with the aid of the plugboard
> can jumble colums, print them in the middle of the card and all sorts
> of other neat stuff--except for printing 80 columns in a single row
> across the top of the card--and enough punctuation to make sense of a
> deck of FORTRAN source.
Yes, that was the one.
I'm working at another campus for the last few years, I hope that the
college hasn't thrown out my 557 "COBOL Interpreter"
I was fortunate enough to have access for a while (George Washington
University) to a special model of the 29 punch that would do interpreting.
It was slow, but it did proper 80 column across the top.
Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin at xenosoft.com
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