[OS X TeX] To macro or not to macro (Was: Local additions and multiple TeX distributions)
Schremmer.Alain at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 16:39:15 EST 2007
Peter Dyballa wrote:
> Am 09.03.2007 um 17:38 schrieb Bruno Voisin:
>> Le 9 mars 07 Ã 16:53, Alain Schremmer a Ã©crit :
>>> My wife recalls her time in Meudon working with a computer that
>>> used a paper ribbon in which she had to punch holes. But this is
>>> really getting off topic.
>> Even more off-topic: my first time with a computer was in 1983 in
>> Saint-Cloud, not very far from Meudon IIRC, and we were taught to
>> use perforated cards and output on a printer. That's how I wrote my
>> first lines of code ever (a Fortran 77 program for Gaussian pivot
>> matrix inversion).
> Holy Cloud! I hope you did enumerate your card stacks in a flexible
> way (I did)!
> I wouldn't have thought of the Schremmers punching Paperscript ...
> without a Mac!
Hard to believe but, at the time, circa 1962, to have access to a CAB
500 was a VERY BIG deal. As for myself, I was churning out my
manuscripts by writing them by hand with a pencil and an eraser. Later I
used a typewriter and "cut and paste" then meant using much rubber
cement and correcting meant using a lot of correction fluid. So, the Mac
256 saved my lungs.
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