An Open Letter to Simon Joinson, Editor-in-Chief, DPR.

Started May 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
Tim A2
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Re: Fortran IV? Luxury!
In reply to Joe Pineapples, May 4, 2013

Joe Pineapples wrote:

Now if you said you'd programmed IBM 360 assembly language, thenI would have been impressed... 

J.

Joe, were you involved with computers in those days?  Seems like someone, it may have been OldArrow, recently said they did some machine language programming. Those were the folks who impressed me. In my stint in the army, I used assembly language on a mainframe RCA computer, but the instruction set was compatable with the IBM 360. Don't be too impressed though, I was just processing serial records of military personnel on magnetic tape and we had a few macros that made life easier. I remember the excitement then about a revolutionary new high level language called COBOL. I really don't want to hijack this thread, but I wonder if there are any others here who worked with computers back then.

Tim

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