The limits of affordability

maddog's Doghouse

Article from Issue 221/2019
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Fifty years ago, limitations in computing had more to do with cost than know-how; maddog takes us back to 1969.

When you have been in the computer industry for 50 years, you tend to have gray in your hair (assuming you still have some hair left). You also have a series of friends who talk about "way back when."

At the same time, you notice a group of "younger people" who have questions about why things are the way they are and sometimes have some slightly strange ideas about how things came about.

So, old timers, pardon me while I walk through time and loosely paint a path of where we are and how we got there.

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