[vcf-midatlantic] the binary programmer cartoon

Mike Loewen mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Wed Aug 9 07:34:17 EDT 2017


On Wed, 9 Aug 2017, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic wrote:

>>  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. :)

    "I'm not crazy - my mother had me tested."


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