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Marc Paré wrote:
OK, I'm dating myself here, but, I was taught at the very last year at my university where "punch cards" were still being used, and I used to chat on beasts that spewed paper instead of drawing on monitors, way back in 1976. I studied FORTRAN in 1980 so that I could be with the up-and-coming in-crowd on campus ... only to find out that they all switched that year to COBOL, DOH!

My first exposure was Fortran, in Gr. 12, where we used pencil mark cards. I then later had courses on BASIC, Pascal, Fortran and C. I also learned a bit of BASIC on my own and assembly language on the 8080, 6502, 6809 & 8088 microprocessors and Data General Nova & Eclipse mini-computers.

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