the stigmata of IBM feces

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Fri Feb 4 12:14:41 2005

On Fri, 4 Feb 2005, Tom Jennings wrote:

> But explaining where mark and space came from originally actually
> helped make actual sense of it, rather than just memorization. It
> makes the mundane more interesting, and if you look at most
> descriptions of technical things, there's usually no history, no
> context. It's just rote memorization for some stupid-ass industry
> that wants you to make a lot of money for them. Never did that,
> never will. Life's too short!

This is how I prefer to learn. If I can know the history of "why" then it
all makes sense. If I'm forced to just learn something without historical
context, I find it very difficult.

Being a child of the PC era, maybe this is what subconciously compels me
to collect and play with old computers :)

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