Date: Mon Feb 26 10:43:58 2007

Author: John Hubisz

Subject: Re: Technician Rot

Post:
How about the mix of 026 and 029 key punch machines? Do you remember
how to read them?

John



Bill Norwood wrote:
> OK, OK, Guys, you want to date yourselves, How about the Univac and the IBM
> cards that we fed it, that we had punched etc? Bill N.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu [mailto:tap-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu] On
> Behalf Of Bernard Cleyet
> Sent: Sunday, February 25, 2007 8:40 PM
> To: tap-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> Subject: Re: [tap-l] Technician Rot
>
> And what would Bill call the Sinclair ZX-80? My first very own computer!
>
> I found it very useful for ray tracing using exact paraxial matrices.
>
> bc, found it had the best basic at the time, written I believe by some
> MIT people.
>
> William McNairy wrote:
>
>
>> Bill:
>>
>> I know IBM sold their PC computer arm to the Chinese recently, but
>> what else does IBM-AT mean?? It was a godsend for me as a grad
>> student-- previously we had to take B&W Polaroids of scans off of a
>> Techtronix 'storage' scope. If a scan was great but we forgot to
>> erase all of the previous scan.......
>>
>> Our scans were of atoms and CDWs on surfaces measured by the world's
>> first low-Temperature (77K) STM.
>>
>> At least the Polaroids were easier to use than what the IBM Nobel
>> laureates had to do-- Binnig and Roher used a chart recorder for each
>> line, mounted each chart on board, cut them out along the scan line,
>> then stacked the boards to obtain the first images of the 7x7
>> reconstruction of the Silicon surface.
>>
>> bill
>>
>> Bill Norwood wrote:
>>
>>
>>> 4. Still thinks IBM-AT is a computer
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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>>>
> cut
>
>

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