Thursday, January 29, 2009

Techie Time Capsule!

Let's travel to 1981, when (if (human) memory serves) Centipede and Pac-Man were start-of-the-art videogames and computer undergrads at the University of Virginia (UVA) learned to program using BASIC and FORTRAN and COBOL and PASCAL—on punchcards run through the school's computer.

Thanks to Dan Radosh for the lead.

Source (2:17)

1 comment:

caprice said...

I remember it well--sort of. I learned FORTRAN via punchcards in 1968. Also COBOL and Assembler in 1978. But when I got my first job as a programmer in 1979 we used terminals.