0 years 1st programmed computer? - Poll Summary & Poll 1b - What Smartphone do you use?

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On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 10:19:29PM -0700, giovanni_re wrote:
> On Thu, 26 May 2011 20:25:32 -0700, "Freeman" said:

> > But, not a programmer, just an enthusiast/hobbiest with a love of Debian,
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> Smile
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> If that's the way you want to read my question, fine by me. Wink
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> The way _I_ read my question:
> >> > > 2) How many years ago did you 1st program a computer? 0 to #,
> >> > > or N=Never
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> is "How many years ago did you 1st program a computer?"
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> Wink Smile
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> If you wish, please let me know if that # is different from "0".
> Smile
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OK, I think I see. I have a slightly different definition of "programming".

I was writing batch files on my Win95 machine in '96. I first installed and
began configuring Red Hat around 2001.

So I will go with corrected response of

*10*

. Smile

0 years 1st programmed computer? - Poll Summary & Poll 1b - Wha

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On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 11:19:19AM +0530, Mihira Fernando wrote:
> On 05/27/2011 08:55 AM, Freeman wrote:
> >and a habit of attempting to impress attractive young women with it all.
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> Did this ever work ? Biggrin
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Most are patient but, outside of a couple of diversions to youtube, . . .
no. Smile

I think of it as similar to when M$ first came out with their portable music
player (the whatchamacallit) with some sort of bluetooth or some feature
that the ipod had not.

Apple made the hilarious response that they weren't worried because the
feature was so slow that by time it was running the girls had left the
table.

But I still have the assumption that there are "nurdettes" (pretty hot these
days) out there someplace that would appreciate my Debian installs.

0 years 1st programmed computer? - Poll Summary & Poll 1b - Wha

Joe's picture

On Fri, 27 May 2011 11:19:19 +0530
Mihira Fernando wrote:

> On 05/27/2011 08:55 AM, Freeman wrote:
> > and a habit of attempting to impress attractive young women with it
> > all.
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> Did this ever work ? Biggrin
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Not to my knowledge. Is this only open to smartphone users? I've gone
the way of an old dumb phone and a netbook.

39 years, a variant of Fortran IV on punched cards, and my first program
printed (eventually) a line of penguins on fanfold paper... I could see
the future.

I never actually saw the computer, but I believe it was an ICL1907. One
of these, though not this one:

http://petermason.staff.shef.ac.uk/cs/1907/index.html