[vcf-midatlantic] the binary programmer cartoon

Evan Koblentz evan at vcfed.org
Wed Aug 9 06:17:55 EDT 2017


> It's a Far Side style cartoon "real programmers code in binary"
> showing a fellow at a CRT displaying only ones and zeroes.
> The kybd has 3 keys: 0 1 enter
> 
> I'm not amused, nor is anyone who uses front panels,
> whether toggle switched or pushbuttons.
> At least we "enter the program" in binary.
> Even Evan's doing that now!
> 

LOL ... learning the fundamentals of the HP-1000 and PDP-8 front panels, 
and starting to learn assembly, has been a real eye-opener for me. 
Mostly it's confirmed my existing belief that you guys are all very 
smart and/or very crazy. :)



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