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From: dave at (Dave Horsfall)
Subject: [COFF] Quote from Wilkes
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2021 08:06:33 +1100 (EST)
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On Thu, 4 Mar 2021, Nemo Nusquam wrote:

> I am currently reading "Memoirs of a Computer Pioneer" by Maurice 
> Wilkes, MIT press.  The following text from p. 145 may amuse readers.


You were lucky!  Back in my Uni days (punched cards on the 029) we only 
had the overnight batch run on the 360/50, so we quickly learned to code 
properly lest the output be returned with the dreaded "syntax error".

-- Dave

      reply	other threads:[~2021-03-06 21:06 UTC|newest]

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2021-03-04 19:34 cym224
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