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    I got to their web page. I used an old link the first time...

    http://www.grandtline.com/
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    Ha! You want old, I was using these in middle school computer science class: http://oldcomputers.net/ti994a.html programing Basic.

    40 PRINT GETTING
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    50 goto 10

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    Quote Originally Posted by stogie View Post
    ha! You want old, i was using these in middle school computer science class: http://oldcomputers.net/ti994a.html programing basic.

    40 print getting
    30 print old
    10 print i
    20 print am
    run
    i am old getting?

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    Aah BASIC. Such a fun language to tinker with...

    My first one: http://oldcomputers.net/atari400.html

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    Basic then Pascal then C++
    oh and I forgot Fotran
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    Oh! Never forget Fortran!
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    Fortran! Oh man. My first semester of college, spring 96, we had a programming class. Fortran 77. That was a twisted kind of fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stogie View Post
    Fortran! Oh man. My first semester of college, spring 96, we had a programming class. Fortran 77. That was a twisted kind of fun.
    Did you use punch cards? Now there's twisted... Groan...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Did you use punch cards? Now there's twisted... Groan...
    Or drop a stack on the way to the card reader?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingmeow View Post
    Or drop a stack on the way to the card reader?
    Moose never ever did that...
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    OK, I did not foresee the thread drifting in this particular direction, lol.

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    5 MB of computer cards, imagine walking around with this in your pocket instead of a usb stick
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    Of course now a days an 8 GIGAbyte USB stick is considered small!

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    Never had the joy of card readers, but my first machine was a 286 and ran only DOS. So did the computers at my tech school where I first used AutoCAD, Release 11. 3D was a kluge on that machine.
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    Ah memories, trick with cards - draw a diagonal line across the stack to maintain the order, teletype input, waiting 12 hours to run your program, PL-1, PDP-11/40 assembler, programming at night with in polarized sunglasses for early CRT screens, crashing Unix mail to get extra time on a programming assignment, trying to hack Multics (never succeeded). My dad programmed IIIRC Eniac-1 with real iron cores in the 50's at Caltech in Fortran - using the same code, updated to Fortan 77, on a Cray in the mid-80s. Ahh memories...

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    I remember my first programming assignment, early '70s: print all the prime numbers from 1 to 100. Wrote it out, went to the computer center with a big box of cards after dinner, waited forever for a keypunch to open up, typed it up, scrapping a dozen or so cards in the process, waited to put the stack in the reader, waited hours more for my job to run (us Fortran 101 students weren't very high priority) and finally got the greenbar at midnight. Opened it up to see the list of primes: "Syntax error on line 10".

    I finished the assignment at 3 a.m., only because by then there were no more waits.

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    I can see no one feels about Grandt line anymore.Guess we need a computer section to be added.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NtheBasement View Post
    50 goto 10
    Goto is forbidden. Those who use it will be shot with spaghetti.

    Getting back to the thread subject, it is a shame to lose another long time manufurer. We will definitely miss them when they are gone. Hopefully the product line will be purchased by someone else.

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