[Chicago] Good readings on the history of computing

Martin Maney maney at two14.net
Sat Sep 28 02:44:02 CEST 2013

On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 02:39:35PM -0500, Randy Baxley wrote:
> First Machine I worked on was a Univac 1108.  Anyone convert octal to
> decimal?

Nope, only used IITRAN (nice) and FORTRN (meh).  Learned very quickly
to hate batch turn-around delays, though.  Some things are just

"What's so funny?  That I'm sitting on a deserted beach at night,
nibbling at gourmet meals, and rereading every book I've ever loved?
Can you think of anything more worthwhile?"  -- Michael Flynn

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