I started it on blogger, hoping to get some some traffic sooner.
Sorry, I can't get the url coding to work here.
Nice site. I think your ideas might be helpful for a lot of people. 1983 versus todays tech brought a smile to my face. In the future, you might want to mention the IBM 650 with 60 words of IAS memory, IIRC.
Thank you SonLight. I've had a little traffic from google, but so far nobody has commented. I'll wait for them to comment to see what kind of topics they're interested in, or maybe just try different topics and see if I get more visitors. I'm definitely going to blog about backups and Malware removal/prevention in the near future.
Actually the 650 is well before my time too, but then I never got to drive a model T Ford either. Donald Knuth mentions the "many pleasant hours" he spent with a 650 in one of his "Art of Computer Programming" books.
I missed almost all of the first generation (vacuum tube) computers, but I did arrive on the scene in time to see an obsolete Burroughs 205 still installed, and then over the next few years saw many of the logic modules from it for sale as surplus parts. I think I did "match wits" with an IBM 704 vacuum tube machine at the worlds fair in 1964.
The IBM 1620, 1401, and 7044 I do have some direct experience with using and/or programming.