HP TSB card

From: Eric Smith <eric_at_brouhaha.com>
Date: Tue Feb 15 01:27:45 2005

Jim asks about my account of mark sense batch BASIC vs. HP 2000 TSB:
> That wasn't the Portland Or. school distirict, Around 1969-70, was it ?


I'm not sure exactly when our school district upgraded from the mark sense
cards and batch BASIC to 2000C Time Shared BASIC, but I started using the
latter around 1977.

Then I got an account on a DECsystem-10 at a different institution and
taught myself MACRO-10, Fortran, and a bit of ALGOL. The DEC-10 was much
nicer, which was not too surprising since the system cost was about ten
times as much. But I'm still nostalgic for TSB anyhow. :-)

Received on Tue Feb 15 2005 - 01:27:45 GMT

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