A desperate lunge for on-topic-ness
joshua.landau.ws at gmail.com
Sat Oct 20 20:53:25 CEST 2012
On 20 October 2012 15:18, Grant Edwards <invalid at invalid.invalid> wrote:
> On 2012-10-20, Dennis Lee Bieber <wlfraed at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> > Strangely, we've gone from 80-character fixed width displays to
> > who-knows-what (if I drop my font size I can probably get nearly 200
> > characters across in full-screen mode)...
> > But at the same time we've gone from 132-character line-printers
> > using fan-fold 11x17 pages, to office inkjet/laser printers using 8.5x11
> > paper, defaulting to portrait orientation -- with a 10 character/inch
> > font, and 1/4" left/right margins, we're back to 80 character limitation
> True, but nobody prints source code out on paper do they?
> Seriously -- I can't remember the last time I printed souce code...
The A-level computing syllabus requires you to. A friend of mine who took
the course ended up with a 200+ page binder.
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