Curmudgeoning (was Re: [CentOS] Problems with writing Dual Layer DVD)

Thu Aug 28 21:29:28 UTC 2008
David Dyer-Bennet <dd-b at>

On Thu, August 28, 2008 12:53, William L. Maltby wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-08-28 at 12:17 -0500, David Dyer-Bennet wrote:

>> Started being paid to write software in 1969, for an IBM 1401.  026 and
>> 029 card punches for me, too; I preferred the keyboard touch on the 026
>> by
>> quite a lot.  14" five platter removable pack disk drives that
>> stored...around 1.5MB if I'm remembering right (can't seem to find the
>> info online quickly, either; might be as high as 2MB).
> 7204 is a number stuck in my mind. Size? Model? Oh well, really puny,
> regardless.

I believe the drives in my case were 1311's.  Or else 1310, but I think
that was the controller.  1403 printer, of course, and 1402 reader/punch. 
Reading cards with copper brushes at 800 cards per minute.

David Dyer-Bennet, dd-b at;