Development, round II

From: Zane H. Healy <>
Date: Mon Jan 26 22:42:30 1998

>Also, what was the first programming language (I mean not binary or

Off the top of my head COBOL (COmmon Business Oriented Language), followed
shortly thereafter by FORTRAN (FORmula TRANslation). One was for Business
the other for Science, I'll leave it up to you to decide which was which :^)

This of course assumes you don't consider a box of short lenghts of wire a

>Another thing: CP/M was run on just about everything, usually with
>about 64K ram. How is it that MS-DOS blew up to about 384K? What
>did they put in there?

Face it Billy boy is an incompetent thief, and a strong believer in code bloat.


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