The heat of summer flames (was Re: Struts, Spring, Tapestry, oh my!)
nick at byu.edu
Thu Aug 11 14:36:00 MDT 2005
On Thursday 11 August 2005 09:32 am, Grant Robinson wrote:
> While we are on the subject, what I really miss is punch cards. Who
> was the idiot who came up with typing a program into an editor and then
> compiling and running it? Sure it's fast, but what if your computer
> crashes and your hard drive goes on the fritz? There goes your code.
> Myself, I will trust my programs to punch cards. That way I always
> have a hard copy of all my code, and it can be run anytime I want. No
> more trying to remember file names or worrying about backing up data.
> Just get a file cabinet. Much cheaper than another hard drive. The
> only thing that will destroy my code is a spilled drink, not forces of
> nature or freak accidents.
I'll bet you just love it when someone knocks them on the floor and you have
to sort 4,000 cards (you did number them, right?)... or when the reader jams
and shreds one... ;)
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