Life and Times of a Geek - part 1
I really liked David Whitman's idea of doing a show on his birthday https://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1547, so I'm borrowing the idea.
This show is being released on my 65th birthday, and I decided to use this opportunity to tell you about my long experience with computational devices as part of the series "How I Found Linux". Thinking about what I want to cover, I realise that it might be quite a lot, so I'm organising the shows into a collection of short episodes.
I have been thinking about doing this for a while. Up until now I was concerned that it would be a bit self-indulgent, but I have been advised to just go ahead and do it. I hope you find the shows interesting.
The full notes for this episode are to be found here: https://hackerpublicradio.org/eps/hpr1664_full_notes.html
- Full notes https://hackerpublicradio.org/eps/hpr1664_full_notes.html
- Great Smog, Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Smog
- Slide Rule https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slide_rule
- Town https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aberystwyth
- Aberystwyth University https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aberystwyth_University
- Statistical tests:
- Mechanical Calculator, Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanical_calculator
- Algol 60:
- Wikipedia entry https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ALGOL_60
- Revised Report on the Algorithmic Language Algol 60:
- PDF version https://viega.org/cs6373/papers/algol60-revisedreport.pdf
- HTML version https://www.masswerk.at/algol60/report.htm
- Stropping (Syntax) Wikipedia entry https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stropping_%28syntax%29
- Elliott Brothers https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliott_Brothers_%28computer_company%29
- Elliott Algol https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliott_ALGOL
- Core memory https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/da/KL_CoreMemory.jpg
- The punched card era: