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My experience in computers goes back to the 70's, on technical university Delft i started with standalone PDP-9's and PDP11's, where i a.o. did assembler programming; also worked with analog and hybrid computers. Who remembers dr. No?
As a professional i spent years in developing realtime multitasking process automation systems (assembler, FORTRAN IV, PASCAL), -my 1st project had only 64k bytes of memory (in total yess, and it ran by punchtapes!!)- and tho being a full time QA- and IT security manager now, i still like computing.
When networking -and later the internet- came up the possibilities seemed endless. This concept of decentralized computing power like seti is fascinating. Now we have a combined computing power above wildest imagination. It's fun 2b part of that.
Compared to the archaic PPD-9's and -11's (over 100k usd each) i now have at home, for personal use only, an overwhelming computing power(2 pcs i7-2600) at only a fraction of the the cost of that time; this development of power versus price is fascinating as well. Where will we b 10 years from now?
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