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Re: VT100? You're just a pup.
MeasurementBlues   7/2/2014 2:48:55 PM
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Click on "Gweeps" at the top of the article for a link. Yes, it's a WPI thing. Supposedly the name came from terminals pre-VT100 that would beep whenver you touched a key. That was before my time.

 

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VT100? You're just a pup.
betajet   7/2/2014 2:37:49 PM
Pfui.  The only way to get started is punched cards, paper tape, and toggling in the RIM loader through the PDP-8 switch register.  Them newfanged "glass teletypes" will only lead to trouble.  You kids get off my lawn!  :-)

I've never heard of gweeps.  It must be a WPI thing, since gweep is almost an anagram of WPI.  When I was an undergrad, programmers had Rasputin-like long scraggly beards, carried around boxes of cards, consulted documentation in huge binders filled with cabalistic incantations, and were generally regarded as all-powerful druids.

All that ended when you could buy floppy disks at K-mart.

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