> My bloviated meandering follows what Cy Burnot graced us with on
> 2/29/2012 4:35 PM:
>> Ron Hunter has written on 2/29/2012 5:06 PM:
>>> On 2/29/2012 1:46 PM, Sailfish wrote:
>>>> REF: http://hyperpolyglot.org/scripting >>>>
>>>> For all you hackers who enjoy debating the esoteric intricacies of one
>>>> interpretive language vs. the other. Personally, I've always been
>>>> partial to machine language enter via switch registers but, then again,
>>>> I don't wish to date myself.
>>> Hummm. Nothing can beat toggling in the program on the switches,
>>> which probably dates me, but I recall wiring panels for 'unit record'
>>> machines as well.
>> Ever program an analog computer?
> Not analog-only but I cut my digital molars programming both ends of one
> of these,
> http://archive.computerhistory.org/resources/text/Beckman/Beckman.HybridSoftware.1970.102646123.pdf >
One of my least favorite data storage media. Bulky, balky, inaccurate,
and relatively fragile. I was really glad to see the last of it.
I missed cards, they were great for taking notes, and for scooping up