Yes you are. You keep slyly changing the topic around. I also worked at another site which was where I handled cards. I'd never heard the word DEC at that time. I'm...
your job. :) :) :) adding the sequence numbers to our KP supervisor, if using the keypunches :) Ahhh so. :) The body of the deck should have already been proofed, when originally punched. The sequence numbers are generated, and so shouldn't need to be proofed (the mechanical generation should be at least as accurate as manual or eyeball proofing :) ) We were slow :( to become interactive, on-line. Though eventually, of course, even we gained that kind of ability, with CALL OS, and TSO, and WYLBUR. Until the switch to Unix and PCs. No version control system either, since we weren't that kind of a program development shop, just a university academic services 'job shop'. What's CREF some version control cruft? DEC, small ?? We composed on fullscap notepads, or old printer paper (14x11 fanfold), or printout listings, with scribbled corrections, etc. To transfer that neatly to coding forms took up too much time. It was tried and declared a waste. Easier to learn how to run the punch yourself. Also we were not so gender prejudiced or predominantly male.
If your DEC programmers were as you describe, who TECOed in their programs on the terminals?
So these males had no fear of using a keypunch. :)
Yes Mizz Barbara, Your expertise is duly noted throughout. :)