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Even Older Man Yells At Whippersnappers


Larry Martell <larry.martell at gmail.com> writes:

> On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 12:12 PM, Rhodri James <rhodri at kynesim.co.uk> wrote:
>> <yorkshireman>
>> Eh, my school never 'ad an electronics class, nor a computer neither. Made
>> programming a bit tricky; we 'ad to write programs on a form and send 'em
>> off to next county.  None of this new-fangled VHDL neither, we 'ad to do our
>> simulations with paper and pencil.
>> </yorkshireman>
>
> We dreamed of writing programs on a form. We had to make Hollerith
> punch cards by hand using a dull knife. You tell that to the kids of
> today and they won't believe you.

Dull knife, was it?  Luxury!  We had to dab at card wi' tongue 'till it
were wet enough to punch with a whittled stick.

-- 
Ben.