Display-less computing was Re: TOP POSTING

Eric Christopherson echristopherson at gmail.com
Sat Dec 12 18:13:23 CST 2015

On Sat, Dec 12, 2015, Fred Cisin wrote:
> you could feed the cards through an INTERPRETER, which printed the card
> content on the card.
> For many years, I kept around a plug-board labelled "COBOL INTERPRETER",
> just to prove that a COBOL interpreter was possible :-)

Are you using "interpreter" in two senses here, or just one? That is to
say, I'm not sure if you're saying the "COBOL interpreter" was just a
program that printed COBOL source on a punched card, or if you mean it
actually ran the program.

        Eric Christopherson

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