[cctalk] Re: TOP POSTING
tulsamike3434 at gmail.com
Sat Dec 12 07:22:09 CST 2015
> On Dec 11, 2015, at 8:00 PM, Rich Alderson <RichA at LivingComputerMuseum.org> wrote:
> From: Liam Proven
> Sent: Friday, December 11, 2015 10:54 AM
>> On 10 December 2015 at 20:42, Rich Alderson <RichA at livingcomputermuseum.org> wrote:
>>> From: Liam Proven
>>> Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2015 8:33 AM
>>>> *I* never delete my emails. I have a trail back to 1994. So?
>> Um. I don't know what that means. In UK English, "pikey" is a highly
>> offensive pejorative term for a person of Gypsy or Romany origin, or
>> these days, more generically, a person of very lower-class origins:
>> "trailer trash". I am guessing you didn't mean that. :-)
>> So, what, it means I'm very young? I'm fine with that, given I'm nearing
>> 50. :-D
> Two cultures separated by a common language, and all that.
> According to the dictionaries of American English which I just consulted, it is
> refers to small-time gamblers and others who make limited cash outlays. Hmm.
> In nearly 60 years of reading and watching movies and television program(me)s,
> the internalized definition I have for it is any person who does something in a
> small way. Usually used jokingly. Thus, that your collected e-mail is two
> decades' less duration than mine leads to such a description.
> Certainly no offense intended.
>>> On the subject line topic, I read this list via an Exchange/Outlook setup,
>>> Simple. Quick.
>> This must be some strange new usage of the words "simple" and "quick"
>> that I wasn't previously aware of.
> Well, given that I first learned EMACS (to give the TECO spelling) when you
> were all of 8 years old, the method I described *is* simple and quick, for me.
> Isn't this the Old Geezers club? :-)
> Rich Alderson
> Vintage Computing Sr. Systems Engineer
> Living Computer Museum
> 2245 1st Avenue S
> Seattle, WA 98134
> mailto:RichA at LivingComputerMuseum.org
The one question I do have for the older gentlemen on here is what in the world did the computers without a screen to look at do? Now I know about the tape, cassette tape's and even the paper with the hole punches in them but what kind of applications were they use for? Mathematics or? ? ?
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