Computer History Thread

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. :slight_smile:

Post your interesting computer history links below. :slight_smile: