Computing Folklore [Was: Re: ICL1501 Cobol manual available]

Rich Alderson RichA at
Fri Apr 17 14:13:11 CDT 2020

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Sent: Friday, April 17, 2020 9:21 AM

> I suspect that most of you will have spent at least a little time on Andy
> Herzfeld’s Folklore - <>

> Like or loathe Apple (and Mr Jobs in particular) it’s an interesting read,
> and the way the site links the stories together based on author, topics and
> characters is very reminiscent of an old Hypercard stack.  I wonder if there
> would be any mileage in setting up something similar (using a Wiki, perhaps?)
> to capture some of the tales to be told, by the people able to tell them
> whilst they’re still willing to tell them?

Another good example of such a web site is Multicians.ORG, especially
the pages starting at


Rich Alderson
Sr. Systems Engineer
Living Computers: Museum + Labs
2245 1st Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134

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