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On 07/19/2015 04:52 AM, Rob Jasper wrote:

agree with you there- Cobol was considered e great modern productivity improvement. I started in 
assembly. Getting a system running by inserting the bootstrapper papertape on the first punched 
holes, ste the start address through phisical switches and press the start butten. Only after the 
bootstrapper was loaded the rest of the program could be loaded....

We came a long way since then, but I agree that all the new stuff around now is depriving young 
people from basic understanding that a computer doesn't know anything, and is not capable of doing 
anything by itself.

No matter how far computers have come, they still cannot count higher than one.
Blessings, Joe

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