[rescue] More IBM emulation fun

Sandwich Maker adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Tue Feb 10 10:53:56 CST 2009

" From: "John Lengeling" <John.Lengeling at radisys.com>
" What most people fail to realize is that a lot of stuff in computers can
" be traced back to IBM who first invented stuff 30-60 years ago... IE:
" multiprocessors, virtualization, punch cards, etc...Why do
" monitors/terminal programs default to 80 columns?

punch cards are older than that.  why are they the size they are?
that was the size of the greenback at the time the us govt hired ibm
to assist with the census, in 1880 or 1890 iirc.

" People think M$ and Linux are inventing new stuff...not really.

in linux especially, people are too busy reinventing 'new' stuff to
look around and see what's been done already.
Andrew Hay                                  the genius nature
internet rambler                            is to see what all have seen
adh at an.bradford.ma.us                       and think what none thought

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