[TUHS] "9 skills our grandkids won't have" - Is this a TUHS topic?

Tom Ivar Helbekkmo via TUHS tuhs at tuhs.org
Fri Jul 1 20:48:05 AEST 2022

Rik Schneider <unix at deranged.schneider.org> writes:

> Using a cheap pocket AM radio as an improvised signal probe.

A classmate and I discovered this while learning Z-80 machine language
programming on his TRS-80.  Of course our programs hung all the time,
but we discovered that with a cheap transistor radio, not tuned to any
station, sitting next to the TRS-80, we could learn to follow the
execution through the BASIC code, into our machine language subroutines,
and through the various parts of those.  After a while, when our
programs hung, we'd usually know just where it had happened.

Most people who graduate with CS degrees don't understand the significance
of Lisp.  Lisp is the most important idea in computer science.  --Alan Kay

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