5165Re: [NTO] Carriage Return and Enter: Are these duplicate Keys?
- Jan 9, 2004Maybe we should start yet another new NoteTab forum for us
Just kidding, but I can certainly relate to what Christine and Mike
say. I've been computin' since the early 70s, had my first schooling
in them in 1970 while I was in the navy. The only worthwhile thing I
really got from that navy school was a working knowledge of binary
and hex numbering which still serves me to this day.
The more complex things tend to get, the more the basic fundamentals
(Who is not only off topic here, but as usual, off his greybearded
--- In ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com, "Mike Hopkins" <ironmike@i...>
> ----- Original Message ----- >
> >...it's the "kids" who can't
> > keyboard who are programming these days. Much of this
> skill is being lost, because the programmers don't know it
> > Just an observation.
> > Christine
> How true...how sadly true. It also seems that many of todays
> "programmers" are skillful in stitching together libraries,
> packages, objects and modules that others coded
> who-knows-when, but the basic logic and coding skills seem
> to being dying.
> Thirtty-two years this week I started my first programming
> class on a honeywell 6000 that had a suppport/operations
> staf of 14 PER SHIFT!
> I still remember plugboard machines like the IBM 1401.
> Mike (the greybeard) Hopkins
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