[Beowulf] Parallel Development Tools

Rusty Lusk lusk at mcs.anl.gov
Tue Oct 16 15:40:44 EDT 2007


On Oct 16, 2007, at 1:20 PM, David Mathog wrote:

> Jim Lux <James.P.Lux at jpl.nasa.gov> wrote
>
>> and, as we all know, real developers
>> use paper: tape, tab cards, or, if they must, teletype rolls.
>
> You forgot paper tape.  (Most people who used it probably wish they
> could forget it too!)
>
> Anyway, all of the tools you mentioned are for wimps...

This exchange reminds me of a non-wimp I once worked with.  Larry  
Wos, one of the inventors of the field of automated theorem proving,  
was blind.  At Argonne National Laboratory in the early 70's, he  
programmed in assembly language (of course) using a Model 33  
teletype, the kind with the paper tape output on the side.  He had it  
modified to make bumps instead of punching holes.  He could read the  
5-bit Baudot code on that tape with his thumb as fast as I could read  
the printed output with my eyes.

Rusty Lusk
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