Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


I Remember More About Assembler Than I Know About Dos

  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 ozhawk


  • Members
  • 31 posts
  • Local time:09:29 PM

Posted 20 July 2008 - 06:14 PM

I graduated from computer programming school back in "79". No, I may feel like I am talking about 1879 sometimes, but believe me I do mean 1979. We worked on an old IBM 360 maInframe computer with magnetic tape and disc storage. Yes, we had disk storage back in those days, but the disk was a lot larger. Our input device was still mainly keypunch cards (it helped since I had learned typing in the 7th and 8th grade. We also had a desk top computer....can you believe that?) I don't remember the specs on it, but all that it had on it was DOS. We programmed a few remedial space landing games on it, but it gave me a chance to see that I really liked the technical aspects more than the business side of programming.
I even built a pc several years ago...(yeah, like before file compression in DOS) and have been totally unable to keep up since then.
I just wanted to let you guys know what you are dealing with here....the antique model. So I may not be able to contribute much, if you want your pc to keep working, but maybe with your help somewhere down the road I will be able to help someone....and that is only if you will have me...you say not in a million years?? Uhmm...I could give some fishing tips in exchange, but if not could I possibly play the sympathy card? :thumbsup:

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 nigglesnush85


  • Members
  • 4,371 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:UK
  • Local time:02:29 AM

Posted 20 July 2008 - 06:29 PM

Hello ozhawk, and welcome to BC.

I have been learning about that period recently. I have seen an IBM 704 mainframe system. Its amazing how much has changed.


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users