[MUD-Dev] Java and Javascript

Caliban Tiresias Darklock caliban at darklock.com
Thu Feb 26 01:30:51 New Zealand Daylight Time 1998


On 09:45 PM 2/25/98 +0000, I personally witnessed Jon A. Lambert jumping up
to say:
>Caliban Tiresias Darklock wrote:
>> Let's do a MUD in CICS! :)
>> 
>> Sorry, I get nostalgic for obsolete protocols.
>>
>
>FWIW, IBM's 3270 communication is the functional equivalent of Unix's 
>curses or ncurses.  3270 is far from obsolete, I wish it were, but 
>it does pay handsomely these days. ;)

Well, CICS has other problems, but you're right. And those of us who know
COBOL will never be unemployed... too many banks rely on it every day...
ever wonder what's behind the VT on your local ATMs? ;)

>At least one person on this list has admitted to having a traumatic
>childhood experience with a rainbow.  Perhaps their are others who
>would wish to share?  :P 

I had a traumatic childhood experience with a DEC PDP-10 hooked up to an
IBM mechanical paper tape reader. Seems the beast didn't want to work like
a normal machine where you turn it on and off it goes, you had to toggle
the boot code on the front panel switches and feed long rolls of adding
machine tape through the reader, which was a serious pain in the ass. It
was so traumatic, I became obsessed with conquering the damn thing, and
unfortunately technology moved faster than I could... so I'm still trying,
except instead of a PDP-10 it's a Pentium II, and instead of TOPS I'm
messing around trying to get on top of NT and beat it into submission. It's
tragic, isn't it? Sometimes childhood trauma has a way of consuming your
life...





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