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Prof. Ron Mak, San Jose State

     - Old Fashioned Data Processing - e-mail Dec 2013
     - Sat Nov 14, 2009 - 2nd Sat & Class

Old Fashioned Data Processing - e-mail Dec 2013
Yes, there are still some old computer science professors who insist on teaching the antique technologies.

Check out my slides from my Data Structures and Algorithms class last summer:

The fun starts on slide 17: card sorters and a 4-tape sort! (The tape sort assumes that core memory can hold and sort three records at a time.)

-- Ron

P.S. If you want to know all that I taught last summer:

Saturday November 14, 2009 - 2nd Saturday & Class

from Ron Mak, via Stan Paddock
Hi, Bill [Worthington] and Stan [Paddock].

Thanks for teaching my students about the 1401 and unit record equipment yesterday! It was much appreciated. I overhead one student say that the keypunches reminded him of those "ancient typewriters".

I think they'll now appreciate their laptops and iPods more ...

-- Prof. Ron
Department of Computer Science
San Jose State University

Ron is also:
- Our software lead
- Author of ROPE, our 1401 editor/assembler/simulator GUI
- and author of computer software books #1, #2, #3, #4