Mike McCarty wrote:
Is that the sound of a dinosaur I hear roaring in the distance ;-)
*just kidding, couldn't resist*
On Tue, 2006-12-12 at 18:35 -0600, Mike McCarty wrote:
I was amazed when I installed FC2. I didn't think I selected
all that much to install. It was about 7 Gig.
All systems seem enormously bloated to me these days. But I
started with computers when 4K of RAM was considered a lot.
If you can't do it with 12bits and 4K what's the point. If you
haven't used paper tape, how do you realize what a program really
I can't remember anymore what the word size of the IBM 1401
was. I recall we had 4K words of memory. I *think* it was
12 bits, because we used punch cards, which have 12 rows on
them. So I think 12 bits was right. And it was true core,
little magnetic doughnuts. We had no assembler and certainly
no compiler for that machine. We did machine language.