This guy really captures what Compute! Magazine was like (except for reading out code for someone else to type in. I typed it in myself), and what it means to me.
I wrote about my own experience with Compute! at https://tekkie.wordpress.com/2007/10/31/reminiscing-part-3/
Originally shared by Ars Technica on Google+
If you need some classics for when the news gets slow this month: One of our favorite origin stories of nerdy Ars-i-ness involves coding by hand
Originally shared by Kam-Yung Soh on Google+
CACM also has an article [ https://cacm.acm.org/news/218536-in-memoriam-charles-p-chuck-thacker-1943-2017/fulltext ] but you may have trouble accessing it.
“Charles Thacker, one of the lead hardware designers on the Xerox Alto, the first modern personal computer, died of a brief illness on Monday. He was 74.
The Alto, which was released in 1973 but was never a commercial success, was an incredibly influential machine. Ahead of its time, it boasted resizeable windows as part of its graphical user interface, along with a mouse, Ethernet, and numerous other technologies that didn’t become standard until years later. (Last year, Y Combinator acquired one and began restoring it.)”
I may have one more part to add, a “closing chapter”, but I’ll have to think about it.
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