Is anyone here interested in computer history? We could use this thread (in the off-topic section) to discuss it.
I recently met a programmer who had been a programmer for 50 years, entirely on mainframes. She got started as a comptometer operator and moved into programming later.
I didn’t know what a comptometer was so I looked it up:
She also mentioned using bi-quinary numbers, but I didn’t hear all the details:
There’s also a YouTube channel called The 8-Bit Guy, which is interesting, especially if you grew up in the 1980s.
Post your interesting computer history links below.