Know any Fortran programmers who need a more interesting job?

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Fri Oct 30 11:55:35 CDT 2015

On 10/30/2015 10:38 AM, Jerome H. Fine wrote:

> There was no operating system, just a batch stream of one job at a
> time.  All I/O was via a 1401 for both input and output.

IBSYS and/or FMS don't qualify as operating systems?  The usage of the 
1401 to do unit record I/O was the original application of the term 
"SPOOL".  Many use the term today, uncapitalized, without realizing that 
it's an acronym.


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