On May 24, 2012, Jay Lozier wrote:
This trip down memory lane makes one feeil old. Anyone remember teletypes with punched tape?
Of course. My favourite paper tape story. At AEE, Winfrith, we did serious computing on the IBM704 at Risley in Lancashire. We would type the program onto paper tape and run it though a teletype to send it by phone to Risley. At their end they would punch it out and to check that it was ok they would send it back. At the Winfrith end we then had the original tape and a copy and we would hold these up to the light to check for errors. If there were none we'd phone Risley and say yes ok go ahead. This was a communication protocol, yes? Later we installed a punched card system so we could put the program on cards and fly them to Risley by plane. Tony -- For unsubscribe instructions e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org Problems? http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/mailing-lists/how-to-unsubscribe/ Posting guidelines + more: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Netiquette List archive: http://listarchives.libreoffice.org/global/users/ All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted