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Old 12-27-2018, 09:58 AM
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Last week the eight-year old son of a friend objected when someone referred to his tablet as a computer. He insisted a computer had to have a keyboard and a mouse.

I said that a computer was something that filled an entire room and used punch cards and a CRT screen with green letters.

For analyzing the data on my thesis in the late 1970s, I had to lug all the many boxes of punch cards over to the computer center on campus. To do the analysis, the techs in the back room had to mount tapes.