Programming on metal cylinders?
anders.k.nelson at gmail.com
Mon Apr 22 16:47:03 CDT 2019
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On Mon, Apr 22, 2019 at 1:09 PM Chuck Guzis via cctalk <
cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> On 4/21/19 7:11 AM, John Foust via cctalk wrote:
> > I was assisting an older client the other day, a former Yale prof,
> > and he's been programming since the late 1950s.
> > He knew people who worked at Bletchley Park. He also mentioned he
> > knew people who had manually scribed their programs on some sort of metal
> > cylinder. Which computer system was that?
> > Part of what he'd like me to help with is a circa 2001 Compaq / DIGITAL
> > version of a FORTRAN programming environment. He had not yet found
> > the installation media so we could try to get it running on Windows 10.
> > I wonder if it will...
> Could this be something that uses the same technology as a drum program
> card on a keypunch?
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