Date: 02/07/00-01:41:05 AM Z
In 1963 I took a Fortan programming course at the University of Illinois. We
punched our programs on cards and submitted them to the staff at the
mainframe. When we would get them back, if the program failed to run, the
output would be an image of Alfred E Neuman printed in ASCI characters...
does that count?
Just a funny little story...and probably off topic.
In a message dated 2/7/00 2:16:38 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< Circa 1973 I took a "pilot program" course in computer graphics, taught by
Ken Knowlton, who had invented what I believe was the first computer
graphics language, called Explor, a derivative of Fortran. I spent the
week programming a checkerboard design -- by key punch (whether that was
raster or vector I don't know, but you didn't see it on a monitor, because
there were no monitors). The last day it was printed out by mainframe. >>
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