[vcf-midatlantic] My first computer memory was using a terminal

Mike Loewen mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Sat May 22 02:46:12 UTC 2021

    Okay, I'll play.

    I joined Explorer Post 385 in State College, PA in 1969 as a 9th grader. 
Our emphasis was computer programming, which was fairly unusual for the time. 
We took programming classes from PSU grad students and area professionals, 
starting with FORTRAN and continuing with IBM 360 Assembler and PL/1. EP385 
was sponsored by HRB Singer, and we had an account on the IBM 360/67 at Penn 
State. The preferred FORTRAN compiler was WATFOR (University of Waterloo 
FORTRAN). PSU upgraded to a 370, and we moved on to WATFIV (Waterloo FORTRAN 
IV). I still have some printouts from 1975 with the JCL and listings of some 
of my FORTRAN programs.

Mike Loewen				mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
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