On 03/20/2013 10:02 AM, joshbensadon wrote:
>> I'm one of the self-professed "old farts" in the group, HS class of '73. My first
>> computer was an IBM 360/67, where I learned FORTRAN.
>> Punched card technology left a big impression on me. not feasible for most of us to
>> collect mainframes
> We need more "old farts", I wish more like you would get online and share the lessons
> of yesteryear.
I come from the "in between" generation, HS class of 1987; I turn 44 tomorrow
actually. In my pre-teen years I eagerly read everything I could about these new "home
computers", but early on, a neighbor recognized my love for technology and gave me a
stack of Datamation magazines. That pretty much determined my destiny.
> I wish we all had lots of space for collecting mainframes, etc. Sadly, I don't have
> the space either, so for this reason I'm working on focusing my collection to the
> Computers featured in Popular Electronics & Radio Electronics.
Don't dismiss the idea yet. I didn't have huge amounts of space until fairly
recently. It's nowhere near as difficult/expensive to get as everyone seems to think.
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA