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On 12/08/06 20:27, Douglas Tutty wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 08, 2006 at 11:26:19AM -0500, hendrik@topoi.pooq.com wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 07, 2006 at 05:23:16PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
>>> On 12/07/06 11:26, hendrik@topoi.pooq.com wrote:
> I wish there was an interactive museum where old-tech guys like me could
> go play with the old stuff.  My sense is that programmers of your
> generation wrote tighter code than is common today since you had such
> limited (compared to now) memory, processing, etc, into which to
> shoe-horn things.

Remember, though, that (except for esoteric boxen like LISP
machines) systems were simpler back then.  Mainly libraries written
in assembly language.  And no OO or GUI gunk!!!

> I'm glad you guys are taking the time to share your wisdom and
> experience here.  Thank you.

- --
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

Is "common sense" really valid?
For example, it is "common sense" to white-power racists that
whites are superior to blacks, and that those with brown skins
are mud people.
However, that "common sense" is obviously wrong.
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