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Subject:Re: New Poll Question From:"Guy K. Haas" <guy -at- hiskeyboard -dot- com> To:TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Fri, 16 Dec 2005 22:47:55 -0800
I suspect I'm at least as old as Dick.
From the radio, I remember listening to Red Skelton, The Shadow, and
In the area of TV, I recall the Buster Brown Show on Saturday mornings
("Plunk your magic twanger, Froggie"); The Howdy Doody Show when Bob
Keeshan was Clarabell; Kukla, Fran, and Ollie; the Texaco Star Theater
(aka, the Milton Berle Show), and original broadcasts of I Love Lucy.
Oh, and the original Bandstand show when it was just a local
Philadelphia afternoon show, before the founding MC was busted
(officially for DUI, but rumors flew about Mann Act violations) and
replaced by Dick Clark.
The first family car I remember was a gun-metal blue Willys, but the
first one I remember us buying new was a red & white '57 Chevrolet.
I remember ordering a baking-soda-driven plastic submarine by mail with
The first computer I programmed was an IBM 1620. I was punching the
cards for the final project in my first programming class when a guy
came into the computer center and told me that the President had been
shot--John F. Kennedy, that is. The first one I was paid to program
professionally was the brand-new IBM System 360, model 40; we were
converting FORTRAN IV programs from the IBM 7044 to run on the new 360.
--Guy K. Haas
Software Exegete in Silicon Valley
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