[TUHS] "9 skills our grandkids won't have" - Is this a TUHS topic?
clemc at ccc.com
Fri Jul 1 01:23:27 AEST 2022
- that goes with >>dialing<< the phone and putting it in the rubber cups
after you hear the tone from the FSK modem at that other end.
- putting your deck into run queue and waiting for your turn to get 5
seconds of compile and 3 seconds of CPU time for a student job
- being limited to > .5M of storage (if you had any at all)
- If you were an operator
- handing a tape change request
- starting/stopping the batch system to let students' jobs run
- changing the print train
- moving a plot tape from the computer to the plotter for output
- changing disks
- what a disk crash actually sounds like (and looks like on the platters)
On Thu, Jun 30, 2022 at 9:41 AM Marc Donner <marc.donner at gmail.com> wrote:
> Programming an 026 skip card. Inserting the skip card.
> Using ed in kernel safe mode to fix a broken config file.
> Threading a half-inch tape in a tape drive. Remembering to insert or
> remove the write ring.
> Cleaning floppy disk heads.
> Manually keying a boot program into an SDS-930.
> mindthegapdialogs.com/home <https://www.mindthegapdialogs.com/home>
> On Thu, Jun 30, 2022 at 9:14 AM steve jenkin <sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au>
>> What are the 1970’s & 1980’s Computing / IT skills “our grandkids won’t
>> Whistling into a telephone while the modem is attached, because your
>> keyboard has a stuck key
>> - something I absolutely don’t miss.
>> Having a computer in a grimy wharehouse with 400 days of uptime &
>> wondering how a reboot might go?
>> steve j
>> 9 Skills Our Grandkids Will Never Have
>> 1: Using record players, audio cassettes, and VCRs
>> 2: Using analog phones
>> [ or an Analog Clock ]
>> 3. Writing letters by hand and mailing them
>> 4. Reading and writing in cursive
>> 5. Using manual research methods [
>> this is a Genealogy site ]
>> 6. Preparing food the old-fashioned way
>> 7. Creating and mending clothing
>> 8. Building furniture from scratch
>> 9. Speaking the languages of their ancestors
>> Steve Jenkin, IT Systems and Design
>> 0412 786 915 (+61 412 786 915)
>> PO Box 38, Kippax ACT 2615, AUSTRALIA
>> mailto:sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au http://members.tip.net.au/~sjenkin
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