veering OT: language history

Mark Wieder mwieder at
Tue Jan 27 18:05:22 EST 2009


Tuesday, January 27, 2009, 11:06:23 AM, you wrote:

> I forgot about JavaScript!

That's not such a bad thing to do. And now that it's been mentioned I
realize that I forgot about Fortran.

> Did you use Dartmouth Basic on an old Teletype? I still have a paper
> tape and listing of a Basic Program to draw a picture made up of  
> overprinted characters on a line printer!

Oh, yes. At one point I even had my own surplus Teletype that I ran
over a 110 baud modem.

-Mark Wieder
 mwieder at

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