jm + punch-cards   2

An extremely deep dive into the history of a UNIX terminal's dimensions, and how they got that way
terminals  unix  history  computing  computers  vt100  dec  punch-cards 
27 days ago by jm
The Irish State wishes to uninvent computers with new FOI Bill
Mark Coughlan noticed this:
The FOI body shall take reasonable steps to search for and extract the records to which the request relates, having due regard to the steps that would be considered reasonable if the records were held in paper format.

In other words, pretend that computerised database technology, extant since the 1960s, does not exist. Genius (via Simon McGarr)
funny  irish  ireland  foi  open-data  freedom  computerisation  punch-cards  paper  databases 
august 2013 by jm

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