DEC VAX (was RE: [DB2-L] It's Friday and here's something for the older mainframe liste

Mark Vickers

DEC VAX (was RE: [DB2-L] It's Friday and here's something for the older mainframe liste
What state of mind were you in during the lectures ?
MarkV.



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Mark,

You must be a recent graduate ;-)

In my time, our college used a PDP 11/70 running RSTS/E. I never did get
the hang of programming that - took an assembler course in college which
was a complete waste of time... I remember NOTHING of the course.

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Subject: Re: [DB2-L] It's Friday and here's something for the older
mainframe listers!

We still have ROSCOE (now owned by CA) at our shop, although we are
looking to be off it entirely in early '09.

I remember in college using a DEC VAX which was at a remote location (my
alma mater couldn't afford a computer of their own). It was a dial up
connection and you had to seat the phone handset in a coupler. If you
didn't have it just right you got gibberish all over the screen. I got
lots of gibberish.

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Mark E. Finnell
Database Administration
Information Technology Services Division
State of Missouri


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