Christmas tune, computer lyrics
As it does every time, this morning my Linux system delivered a fortune cookie when I logged on. It's not programmed to deliver seasonal material, but this one -- which I had never seen before -- was appropriate.
folklore: The Vanguard Motion Analyzer
edge.com says... They were some temporary buildings, trailers really. I think you're right, they were behind the just down the block from the new-ish Physics bldg, I think Spence...
God rest ye CS students now, The bearings on the drum are gone, Let nothing you dismay. The disk is wobbling, too. The VAX is down and won't be up, We've found a bug in Lisp, and Algol Until the first of May. Can't tell false from true. The program that was due this morn, And now we find that we can't get Won't be postponed, they say. At Berkeley's 4.2. (chorus) (chorus)
We've just received a call from DEC, And now some cheery news for you, They'll send without delay The network's also dead, A monitor called RSuX We'll have to print your files on It takes nine hundred K. The line printer instead. The staff committed dissolution, The turnaround time's nineteen weeks. We'll bury them today. And only cards are read. (chorus) (chorus)
And now we'd like to say to you CHORUS: Oh, tidings of comfort and joy, Before we go away, Comfort and joy, We hope the news we've brought to you Oh, tidings of comfort and joy. Won't ruin your whole day. You've got another program due, tomorrow, by the way. (chorus) -- to God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
The book that got me started 45
Interesting... the book must have been written by someone with a lot of exposure to the IBM System-360 family of systems, because almost all of the illustrations, especially in the '71 edition, are of...
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