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- Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:08 am
- Forum: Off topic discussion
- Topic: What was your first computer?
- Replies: 598
- Views: 257215
<t>An IBM 1620 in 1968 (core memory). Fortran II on punchcards.<br/> <br/> A manufacturers list (from quick memory):<br/> <br/> <br/> IBM (mainframes)<br/> Amdahl<br/> DEC<br/> HP<br/> Data General<br/> AT&T<br/> WD (Western Digital!)<br/> Motorola<br/> NCR<br/> A NIKE missile-guidance compute...
- Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:34 am
- Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
- Topic: Best first language
- Replies: 160
- Views: 54643
<t>I believe in learning to swim in the shallow end of the pool, but not the kiddy pool.<br/> If I was going to try to teach kids (multiple), I'd want a language that that was simple, yet reasonably powerful. I'd teach awk. The entire book is <210 pages, and you can learn the language in <100 pages....