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OT/ Very short survey for high school project

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by recurvyarcher, May 14, 2008.

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  1. recurvyarcher

    recurvyarcher Well-Known Member

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    If you have time, please take this 4 question survey (2 questions for non-students. You just check yes or no. It's for a project at my daughter's high school.

    Thanks.
     
  2. ec90t

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    Ok, I did my part. I had to stop and think if a Apple II+ was considered a computer or just a large calculator! Lol.

    ec90t
     
  3. recurvyarcher

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    thanks, guys...
     
  4. mixer

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    Strange that they consider the parent of a 13-14 yo to be young enough to have had experience with computers. When I was 13-14 I'm not even sure we had a tv and computer was not even a word then.


    Eric
     
  5. BDodd

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    Rough one for me since there were no computers in the early 50s and I didn't discover reading till much older.....Bob Dodd
     
  6. recurvyarcher

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    Mixer, by 1970 there was a PC, and PARC (part of Xerox) had invented the GUI (graphical user interface), and the ethernet was also in use. I guess you had to be in the military (or from a military family), or maybe in academics or the electronics industry to have been exposed back then. My dad was military intelligence.

    Or you could have followed the news. During that same year (1970), there was an attack on a computer lab at the University of Wisconsin. That lab was doing some mathematical research for the Army. Some Vietnam War protesters bombed what they thought was the lab, and killed a researcher and 3 of the computers.

    The URL above takes you to a page credited to a man who has been using computers since the 1950s for computational math.
     
  7. X Trap 2

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    We did not have a computer at out home in the 50s and I did not like to read. Ray.......
     
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    Good looking survey, Curvey. I had a paper route when I was young (4th Grade) that had me up and bicycling out at 4:30 AM to deliver 66 newspapers every day (Chicago Times). When I got back home I always had a lot of time on my hands and that's when I first got in to a heavy-duty reading habit. Nothing on TV in those days at that time except test patterns anyway.

    With my very first pay from that job, I bought my own copy of "Treasure Island" which I've had the pleasure in subsequent generations to read to my sons and then their sons, as well.

    There's nothing wrong with the computer, though. I started on the thread about the 101 letting go here the other day, and before long at all that lead me to "this" and then to "that"…pretty soon I had "one-click" ordered three books from Amazon.

    Can't beat the computer though for pure access to virtually endless information and data.

    Thanks for the memories!

    Steve
     
  9. timb99

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    Home PC's weren't "really" available until the early 80's.
     
  10. Ahab

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    Hahahaaaa...when I was in school, there were no computers....just Gozintas!
     
  11. Steve NJ

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    Survey closed!! lol
     
  12. Bob Hawkes

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    Thank goodness it's closed, I was probably going to fail. LOL, Bob
     
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    Let's see. In 1967 I was in computer operations in the Air Force. In 1971 I went to programming school in Oklohama City. In those days a computer that would be somewhat compatible in capacity of a laptop was 4 feet wide, 5 feet tall, and 16 feet long. The storage discs had 8 platters per disc and were the diameter of a large dinner plate. We had 16 of those and each had a capacity of 5 gigs. We input info using baudot(5 level paper tape) and cards using hollereith codes. Binary and hexidecimal were just two input codes of which there were many, most of which aren't used today. Boy have computers come a long way.

    I was responding to do the survey but it was closed.
     
  14. recurvyarcher

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    STeve...Treasure Island is an awesome book. I loved to read when I was a kid. I read all the kid's classics (I liked the Mark Twain collection, Moby Dick, and Greek Mythology best of all when I was a teen). My daughter was given all of the classics and more, and she loves to read, too. She reads even more than I did.

    Shooting Jack...LOL!!! I remember the punch card input, but was too young have done it myself. But I have played around with binary and hex coding...just for fun and so that I would get a sense of what it was like, when I was in engineering school. AND PEOPLE THINK FORTRAN IS ARCHAIC...LOL!!!

    Wait until NEC finishes developing the DNA computer project. When those kinks are worked out, it will drastically change how super-computing is performed.

    Thanks to everyone for helping with the survey. It was closed shortly after posting, since she received a ton of hits from y'all, and she quickly had all the data she needed for the project. I appreciate your help.
     
  15. shotgunfun

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    I tried, but I was too late.......sorry Devi!
     
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