hpr1811 :: Life and Times of a Geek part 2
Part 2 of my personal story of experiences with computers
Hosted by Dave Morriss on Monday 2015-07-13 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: computer,programming,punched card,paper tape,teletype,graph plotter,Seymour Cray,CDC,Control Data Corporation,CDC 7600,Cray-1,ICL,ALGOL 60,FORTRAN,Pascal.
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Part of the series: How I got into tech
Started by monsterb, this series invites people to share with us how they found Linux. It has become traditional for first time hosts to share with us their journey to Linux. Indeed it has morphed to be way to share your journey in tech right up to your first contribution to HPR.
In the last part I told you of my first encounter with a mainframe computer and the Algol60 language while an undergraduate student at Aberystwyth University.
Today I want to talk about the next stage as a postgraduate student at the University of Manchester.
It seems to have taken me over 6 months to prepare this episode of this series, for which I apologise. I seem to get distracted as I do my background research.
Since the notes explaining this subject are particularly long, they have been placed here: https://hackerpublicradio.org/eps/hpr1811_full_shownotes.html and an ePub version is also available here: https://hackerpublicradio.org/eps/hpr1811_full_shownotes.epub.
- University of Manchester:
- Wikipedia entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Manchester
- Prior to 2004: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_University_of_Manchester
- Manchester Museum: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester_Museum
- School of Computer Science: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_of_Computer_Science,_University_of_Manchester
- Behavioural Ecology: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behavioral_ecology
- Experimental animals:
- Barbary dove: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbary_dove
- Common Marmoset: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_marmoset
- Current Contents: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Current_Contents
- Card systems:
- Index cards: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Index_card
- Edge-notched cards: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edge-notched_card
- Control Data Corporation CDC 7600: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CDC_7600
- Seymour Cray: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seymour_Cray
- Cray-1 supercomputer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cray-1
- ICT (ICL) 1900 series: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICT_1900_series
- ICL GEORGE operating system: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GEORGE_%28operating_system%29
- Card Punch: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keypunch
- UMRCC videos on YouTube:
- The three-day week: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-Day_Week
- Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortran
- WikiBooks examples of Fortran: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Fortran/Fortran_examples#Simple_Fortran_IV_program
- Graph plotter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plotter
- NAG Library: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAG_Numerical_Library
- The Pascal language:
- Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pascal_%28programming_language%29
- "The Programming Language Pascal" 1973: https://www.standardpascal.com/The_Programming_Language_Pascal_1973.pdf
- Life and Times of a Geek part 1: https://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1664
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