Surfing the Net — Old School

Posted under Uncategorized On By Alan Berkson

My first job out of college consisted of swapping out large reel-to-reel tapes used to back up a Vax cluster and pulling print jobs off the high speed impact page printers. You know. The ones you used to print out the ASCII Snoopy calendars.  Sounded like a massive hailstorm. I sat in a cold, loud computer room writing DCL scripts and managing print queues. Yeah. Right. Of my four hour shift, 3.75 hours were spent chatting on BITNET and perusing USENET news groups. And of course, the Hacker Test.

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