Experiences/guidance on teaching Python as a first programming language

Frank Miles fpm at u.washington.edu
Fri Dec 13 17:21:16 CET 2013


On Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:18:22 -0500, Larry Martell wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 11:51 AM, bob gailer <bgailer at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 12/11/2013 9:07 PM, Larry Martell wrote:
>>
>>> Nope. Long before that I was working on computers that didn't boot when
>>> you powered them up, You had to manually key in a bootstrap program from the
>>> front panel switches.
>>
>> PDP8? RIM loader, BIN loader?
> 
> Data General Nova 3

IIRC - wasn't that a machine that didn't even have 'subtract' - you had
to complement and add (2 steps) ?



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