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January 11th, 2007

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EWeek's Top 25 Killer Apps of all time. I've used all of them but Electric Pencil. How about the rest of you?
 
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From:wingguy
Date:January 11th, 2007 03:41 pm (UTC)
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I had almost forgotten about dBase. It really opened my eyes to the possibilities of databases during my early days of messing around with computers. Same with VisaCalc - what a concept, I thought. I was comfortable with Lotus 123 but ditched it for Exel just because I thought it would be the new thing and I didn't want to be left behind. Turned out to be the right decision. I spent many many hours writing BASIC code too. Then I learned PASCAL while helping my wife get through her programming class.

Thanks for stiring up those memories.
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From:john_holton
Date:January 11th, 2007 05:24 pm (UTC)
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PASCAL was a port of ALGOL to the PC, wasn't it? I learned ALGOL in college. It actually turned out to be very useful, because I went to work in a Burroughs environment shortly after college and all of their system software was written in ALGOL. Plus, I met a lot of girls helping people write PL/I, which was supposed to be the killer programming language (it was supposed to replace COBOL, FORTRAN and everything else). PL/I was nothing more than IBM's version of ALGOL.

Nothing like sitting at a computer that represents the latest and greatest of technology and talking about dead programming languages...

Chief Jack's Galley

There's a place for people who laugh at nothing...