Computer programming technology from decades past

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    Computer programming technology from decades past

    They had compilers back in 1970 o.O?

    Moderator note: this thread was split from relation between bugs and compilation time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akkernight
    They had compilers back in 1970 o.O?
    They had high level programming languages even before 1970, so the answer should be yes.
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    wait... They had computers in 1970 o.o? I thought they only had the massive one that you walked inside, and it was only capable of printing paper or something D:
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    Just in case you are not joking: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History...uting_hardware

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akkernight
    They had computers in 1970 o.o? I thought they only had the massive one that you walked inside
    A quick search of the Web brings up this simplified timeline. I have seen others, though one computing history book that I really liked had a fantastic collection of photographs of those "ancient" machines.

    Quote Originally Posted by Akkernight
    it was only capable of printing paper or something D:
    Eh, wouldn't that make it a printer instead of a computer?
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    I dunno, I just saw an image of a BIG thing, where people worked inside, and kinda many, and in the middle of this massive machine, there came paper out xP but I think that was in the 50's and the first computer ever, if I remember correctly... Was in some school book xP
    Holy ........! 1936 o.o! There weren't even colors back then D:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino View Post
    I've got shoes older than you.
    Nice of you to show up grandpa :-)

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    I'm the new generation of idiocrazy(If that even is a word) >: D
    Meh, old stuff is old, and useless, it's the new stuff that is important, forget the past, don't think about the future and live in the now ^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akkernight View Post
    forget the past, don't think about the future and live in the now
    Very profound, spiritually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akkernight View Post
    I'm the new generation of idiocrazy(If that even is a word) >: D
    Meh, old stuff is old, and useless, it's the new stuff that is important, forget the past, don't think about the future and live in the now ^^
    is that why my quad processor alpha from 1995 still outperforms a new core 2?

    the young may be faster and stronger, but us old ........ers are sneaky and fight dirty. And I have computers older than you...
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    I have a PC that has loads of blue light, and even lights text that says IPOWER (You people should know the case now xP) Well, it's one of those Packard Bell iPower cases, and is that processor not HUGE? xP
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    Here are a few of my older pieces, not the oldest of course, but fairly old. The chip is an 8250 PIC, the processor and motherboard still work, and I still use ralph browns book as a reference every now and then (It's a bit behind the times, but there are some calls that never change). The book on the 8088 actually did come in useful not too long ago when I was workign on a microcontroller project that used the 80188.
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