was 'Re: IBM 1620; was: 1602', now, the keypunch pool
brad at heeltoe.com
Thu Nov 13 16:15:14 CST 2008
"Chuck Guzis" wrote:
>I learned very early on to develop a very chummy relationship with
>the ladies of the keypunch pool. It made all the difference in the
>end product, my chickenscratches notwithstanding.
It's funny you mentioned that. I was thinking the exact same thing. I
often did PL/1 in a mostly Cobol shop and after a while they gave my
sheets to the one of the more adept ladies (and they were 100% women,
which seems odd now). I always tried to make her feel special - because
she was to me - she could tell the difference between - and _ and
the was not afraid to hit the ; key.
We had a pretty mixed group of programmers (men and women) but the
keypunch and key-to-tape group was 100% women. And they were *good*.
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