[rescue] Small servers (was Re: WTT: 1.5G of PC2700 for 1G of PC100)

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Sun May 4 19:41:19 CDT 2008

Geoffrey S. Mendelson wrote:
>> Almost no living programers today would even know how to write code  
>> for a machine that was not based on 8/16/32/64-bit 2's compliment CPUs  
>> and not too many more have any idea how to deal with a machine that is  
>> not Intel based or running a video console.
> I don't know, It's been a long time, but I still could probably dredge
> up with a few days time one of, BAL (IBM 360/370) (and channel programs), 
> COMPASS (CDC-6400) (and some familarity with the IO processors),
> IBM 1130, and if I really had to HP 2100. The HP 3000 and Buroughs used
> Algol, and I probably could dig that up too, though I don't think I wrote
> Algol code for them, but I seem to remember writing it for something.
> I might even be able to figure out again Comodore 64 (6502) and 
> Z80 assembly language too having written a few lines of code in them.

I'm only thirty years old, and I've had extensive experience writing 
assembler code on 370/XA, ES/370 and ES/390 under both VSE and MVS. 
(Along with other things like REXX, FORTRAN and JCL.)

We are still around, but many of us have moved onto other things. 
Lately I've been writing custom financial applications in Java.

Peace...  Sridhar

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