[Beowulf] Parallel Development Tools

Gerry Creager gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Tue Oct 16 17:21:16 EDT 2007


Lombard, David N wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 16, 2007 at 11:20:51AM -0700, 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!)
> 
> Let's not get sloppy here, there is (was) 5-hole (Telex) and 7-hole (TWX,
> later renamed Telex II) paper tape.
> 
> Back in the early eighties, I had to hunt down an owner of an actual Telex
> unit to transliterate a spool of 5-hole to text, so that I could have one
> of the secretaries punch that onto 7-hole tape.  Early--manual--transcoding :)

You mean you didn't know how to read the tape by sight?
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