vintage computers in active use

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Thu May 26 12:06:03 CDT 2016

On 05/26/2016 09:48 AM, Fred Cisin wrote:

> "According to the report, the US treasury also needed to upgrade its
> systems, which it said was using "assembly language code - a computer
> language initially used in the 1950s and typically tied to the hardware
> for which it was developed"."

Assembly is still used on many lower-end MCUs.  It still offers a big
bang for the buck, particularly on minimal hardware.

"typically tied to hardware"?  Can anyone cite a case where it was not?

Not to be confused with "machine language", which was also used--i.e.
direct coding of instructions without the aid of mnemonics or symbols.

Doesn't the Series/1 use magazine-fed floppies?  Not exactly the same as
handling the disks individually.


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