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Month: May 2016

Apprenticeships – the missing ingredient

I started my first computer job in 1985, July to be exact. Just after completing what was called “National Service”. Lucky for me I got a good amount of computer experience doing my National Service. I learned RTL2,...

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Real time programming

In my first actual job in 1985 we did real time programming on Digital Equipment Corporation VAX computers. I liked these machines , they had 32 bit address space, so no fiddling with selectors or active page registers. However...

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