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26 Feb 2008 Update: Be sure to watch Download: The True History of the Internet on the Science Channel starting March 3…

Original posting 27 Dec 2007: The first computer program I typed in was on my VIC 20 (20K RAM) by Commodore, purchased from Sears, hooked up to a $10 B/W TV from a pawn shop. The language was Basic and the OS was CBM 1.0 (?) , with a copyright by Microsoft, one of Gates, Inc.’s first projects. The ubiquitous 10 PRINT ‘Hello, World.’ 20 END or something like it started many of us oldsters on the Road to Perdition. Actually, that was my first personal computer, my first FORTRAN IV stack went back a few years before that at UT Austin in 1967. (more…)

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OK, I’m an old guy. But way back before the beginning of time (you know, before competition reality TV), I was reading Heinlein and Asimov and Vonnegut. These old guys were writing about a future that we seem to be actually living today.

I love the web. Here’s something I stumbled on, looking up references to the Klaatu quote: Farewell to the Master by Harry Bates. Wow! This site hosts the full text of the original short story on which the movie, The Day the Earth Stood Still is based. Far Out, Farnham!

Please feel free to submit any examples or comment on any of the posts here, to keep up with the pace of today’s “now a-GoGo post-Reagan world”. Thanks to my canine companion, Wayman Wynn, for helping me stay grounded, and reminding me to stop and eat. (That’s fascinating, Dad, let’s eat!)

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