IBM 1620; was: Early Programming Books

Van Snyder van.snyder at
Mon Jun 21 19:31:47 CDT 2021

On Mon, 2021-06-21 at 18:55 -0500, Gavin Scott via cctalk wrote:
> Oh yeah, that was like 12 years ago? I believe they had gotten the
> 1620 CADET (“Can't Add, Doesn't Even Try”) running

One of my colleagues, about fifty years ago, wanted to use the 1620 for
telemetry processing. So he replaced the arithmetic tables to do
decimal with ones that did octal instead. The code was, of course, in
assembler, not FORTRAN.

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