story of Mel
billdegnan at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 14:46:14 CST 2017
On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 3:31 PM, Mike Stein <mhs.stein at gmail.com> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ethan Dicks" <ethan.dicks at gmail.com>
> To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <
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> Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:08 PM
> Subject: Re: story of Mel
> > On Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 3:02 PM, Fred Cisin <cisin at xenosoft.com> wrote:
> >> I love the wisdom of Allison's remark, that
> >> what some of us still see as "recent current events"
> >> is "ancient history" for the youngsters.
> > Indeed. That break-point is entirely relative to one's own age and
> > experiences... for me, "ancient history" is either pre-PET/Apple
> > II/TRS-80 stuff or perhaps just "8-bit home micros", depending on the
> > context.
> > -ethan
> My "ancient history" is running a system consisting of an IBM 082, an 085,
> a 604, a 402 and a 514, the original "sneakernet"; later, after promotion
> to run the statistics department, a relatively rare 101.
> Even made the 402 multiply (albeit slowly) when "they" said it couldn't be
> done; many happy memories...
There are a few Easter eggs on my web site, one points to my biography.
Click on "1949" in the copyright statement at the bottom of my home page,
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