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Blog Archive for malcolmdavis during August 2005

A better abstraction When I graduated engineering in 1987, Fortran was still part of Engineer in Training (EIT) exam. Due to the EIT, each class in engineering had at least one computer assignment. The professor expected the program to be written in Fortran, and the engineering department provided access to a PRIME system. However by 1986 I was using business departments' 286 computers and...