[TUHS] "9 skills our grandkids won't have" - Is this a TUHS topic?
clemc at ccc.com
Fri Jul 1 01:35:03 AEST 2022
a few more ...
- the sounds of an ASR 33 - why bang, and splat are called that
- the sounds of terminal room
- running 'system' diagnostics
- what 'dumping core' refers too
- rolling an unspooled DECtape up after dropping it and stepping on it,
and it still reading
- the concept/use of PPT
- entering the RIM loader for the PDP-8 from the front panel, so you
could load the rest of the boot from PPT
- entering the board program into a PDP-8 11/45 without an M792 diode
- Watching the idle pattern on the lights
Note the last 3 can be re-lived with a PiDP-8
On Thu, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:23 AM Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:
> - 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
> 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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