[rescue] Editing account records...

Earl D. Baugh Jr. earl at baugh.org
Fri Jun 20 16:56:57 CDT 2003

>From: "Sheldon T. Hall" <shel at cmhcsys.com>
>Bill McDermith writes, in response to my tale of master-account-record
>editing in days of yore...
>The state of the computer art had progressed a lot between the NCR 315 and
>the PDP-11.  We had neither disks nor tape, unless you count the paper tape
>reader.  The PT reader had vacuum tubes in it.  The memory, all 56k of
>12-bit "slabs", was real cores wound on little bobbins, 8k of them to a
>cabinet.  All the connections were, as far as I could tell, hand-wired.

I can tell it's late Friday, when my brain read this, and immediately went
to the Monty Python response....

Oh you had 1's?  We'd have killed for 1's...all we had were 0's and we
were glad of it!


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