Programming on metal cylinders?

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Tue Apr 23 21:46:14 CDT 2019

On 4/23/19 7:28 PM, Carlos E Murillo-Sanchez via cctalk wrote:
> I used Digital Visual FORTRAN quite a bit in the 90's.  I still have the
> installation CDs for v. 6.0A Professional Edition Intel version from
> December, 1998.  It featured most VAX extensions, I think.  But at the
> time, my main research machine was a Sun with twin 200MHz Ultrasparcs. 
> I wish I could have kept it.

I must have lost the thread--what does this have to do with inscribing
metal cylinders for programming a system of the 1950s?

Color me puzzled.

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