* Posts by KenB

3 posts • joined 11 Jul 2011

David Caminer, creator of the first business computer

KenB

Re: Ah Nostalgia....

Blodwyn, In 1962 (when I started programming at Hartree House - Intercode & CLEO) night-shift engineers used to keep beer on the cool side of the air-conditioning and pies in the warm side. Were they still doing that in 1968?

Schoolkids learn coding at GCSE level in curriculum trial

KenB

KenB

So everyone here believes that the whole world should know some programming just because they are likely to use a computer? On the same logic the whole world should know something about the design & maintenance of every commodity item - cars, televisions, etc.

If you go back far enough (senile cackle) you only learned to program after university. It worked very well and there were a lot of programmers about in the '60s.

Before 'the cloud' was cool: Virtualising the un-virtualisable

KenB

Historical note

In some quarters it used to be called multi-programming. And take a look at what LEO 3 was capable of in 1962. IBM didn't get this going commercially until OS360.

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