The SCSon and I meet with a local electronics group on tuesday nights. Mostly we do radio stuff. Tonight a member brought in an original 1981 IBM PC complete with the original green text monitor and keyboard (that should be registered with police as a lethal weapon.)
The PC power plug needed some attention and then some . Once attended to, it eventually booted to some form of BASIC. I suggested the operator demonstrate "Hello world" circa 1976: Program it to count from 1 to 10.
"Those neurons have long since past"
I step up and carefully typed:
10 for i = 1 to 10
20 print i
30 next i
Those three lines were Greek to most present!
You probably heard the cheers when they got the 2.5MB hard drive to boot to DOS!
Heh... playing with stuff that rightfully belongs in a museum. Does
life get any better. Anyone know where I can sit down at an ENIAC? or perhaps a CRAY? Mebbe I'll bring an Atari 800 (+games) next week! 48KB & maxed out, yeah!