ICL1501 Cobol manual available

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 17 07:07:47 CDT 2020

On 4/17/20 3:12 AM, ben via cctalk wrote:
> On 4/17/2020 12:19 AM, Tomasz Rola via cctalk wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 16, 2020 at 10:00:17PM +0000, Tapley, Mark B. via cctalk 
>> wrote:
>> [...]
>>> Tomasz, forgive me but I have to ask. You did note the date on which
>>> that announcement appeared, right?
>> Yeah. I do not have to look at it again to tell you it was dated April
>> 1st 2005 :-). But it is ok you asked, I could have overlooked it in a
>> hurry. But, well, Arduinos with 512 bytes or ram, just think of it,
>> putting Cobol on it, what an achievement would it be...
> But Cobol is just not the same with out some spinning tape drives.
> Ben.

I don't know about that.  You should have seen my Terak System
with 28KW of memory and 4 RX01 8" floppies doing COBOL development.
Lots of time for coffee breaks while it ran compiles.  :-)


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