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    February 09, 2009


    Cameron Lackpour

    On my fridge I have a magnetized plastic sign that says:
    IBM 3084-Q65
    64 Megabytes
    48 I/O Channels
    28 Million Instructions Per Second

    This was rescued from the data center when the IBM was ripped out and the Hitachi plug clone was installed.

    I cut my programming teeth on JCL (all I ever did was copy and modify), EasyTrieve, and SyncSort. Imagine trying to write lookups in EasyTrieve. SQL would have been nice.

    A six week rotation (seemed like months) as a "MIS trainee" in the mainframe group when I graduated was enough to convince me that mainframes were not for me.


    Cameron Lackpour

    P.S. I still call hard drives DASD. Something rubbed off.

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