I've been categorized!
By pcr on Tet 27, 2004
This is just so cool. And here, for all these years, I thought I was just a geek. Of course, being a geek made high school hell. OK, I admit it, I was not on the football team. But I was the first kid in my high school to get a teletype login to Darthmouth's computer in the 1960s. I was the first kid to waste thousands of dollars playing Canadian road race on that teletype.   I learned Basic and Fortran on that computer. I worked my way through university in the computer center operating and managing a Univac 1108. I wrote my programs for that thing on punched cards. (The link brings back so many memories. Interesting insight into the economics of mainframes. In 1968 you could pick up a 1.3 MHz CPU with half a megabyte of magnetic core memory and 100 megabyte hard drive for a mere US$1.6 million. We had several FastRand II rotating drum memory which weighed about 2 tons, had 90MBs usable and rotated at 880 RPM with an average access time of 92 milliseconds.) Its not actually me in this picture from 1973, but I did hang many of those old half inch reels of tape and several spewed all over the computer room.
But before you feel sorry for me, check it out!   Now in the new millenium I have been upgraded from just a dweeby geek to a technosexual!!!
I feel so much better about myself now!
You just never know what you will find out in the blogosphere.