Sebastian Hammer wrote:
> A true hacker has no need for these crude tools. He waits for cosmic
> radiation to pummel the magnetic patterns on his drive into a pleasing
> and functional sequence of bits.
Alas, having been doing this (along with my partners, the four
Yorkshiremen) since the Stone Age ...
We used to arrange pebbles in the middle of road into the relevant
patterns (we *dreamed* of being able to afford the wire for an abacus).
Passing carts would then help "crunch" the numbers.
for whom graph paper, templates, pencils, 80 column punchcards and
IBM Assembler were formative experiences