No it wasn't. A "PC" is generally taken to mean "Personal Computer" in this context. I'm guessing you did not personally own that gigantic mainframe and it was not there for your personal use.My first PC I on was a gigantic Mainframe at a Burroughs...
Today PC generally means politically correct and nothing to do with personal.
It is notable that this statement was made more than 10 years before Richard Stallman started the GNU project. At some point in time, IBM appropriated the term PC to refer to the 5150, which we know as the original IBM PC. Just like the Raspberry Pi Foundation was unable to trademark the Greek letter Pi, so too was IBM unable to trademark PC. Anyway, around this time PC stopped referring to a computer designed to serve an individual's personal needs and interests to a computer used by a single person in a corporate office setting.Computers are mostly used against people rather than for people, used to control people rather than free them. Time to change all that--we need a People's Computer Company.
Well, I did say one post up that ""PC" is generally taken to mean "Personal Computer" in this context". We are talking about computers right?Today PC generally means politically correct and nothing to do with personal.
If you would like to see the vision California educators had in the 70's on how computer literacy and personal computing could transform education, back issues of The People's Computer Company are archived on the website of the Computer History Museum here.
I think the Pi has pushed the personal computer concept down a level. Where the PC idea was "one person, one computer", the Pi gets it to "one task, one computer."ejolson wrote: ↑Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:38 pmFrom my point of view, the Pi has effectively recaptured the original meaning of personal computer as a computer designed to serve an individual's personal needs and interests. The GPIO and related physical computing projects make the Pi very different from an office computer used in a corporate or home setting. Thus, the Pi appeals to makers, hobbyists, children and educators in much the same way that the original 8-bit microcomputers used to. As this was the original intent, the only thing surprising is that the P in Pi stands for Python rather than personal.
Ah...fond memories of the IBM 1620. San Diego State had a 1620 Mod I (there was a Mod II....the differences were...interesting). My sister was a student operator on it. The assembly language was SPS, and since their 1620 had a disk drive cobbled onto it, it was SPS IID. They also used FORTRAN IID. In the summer of 1964 I got invited to hang around a somewhat informal session and leared both SPS and FORTRAN.mymanga003 wrote: ↑Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:47 pmThe first time I got my hands on a real computer was in the summer of 1962. Texas Tech in Lubbock took delivery on an IBM 1620. See IBM 1620. I was between my sophomore and junior years at Rice University, but my summer job back home in Lubbock fell through, so I enrolled in some classes at Tech so I could justify playing with the computer. They had not got the assembler for it (let alone any compiler), so I was reduced to programming in machine language. That was decimal on punched cards. Because it was a variable length word machine I was quickly able to program it to compute e to a great many decimal places. But what I really count as my first program was a program to play 3 dimensional tic tac toe on a 4x4x4 board. It was non-trivial, yet entirely in machine language; and it eventually played a pretty good game. I was delighted the first time it beat me.
Congratulations. That is a nice computer. Have you tried Raspberry Pi Desktop on it?
Are you sure there was 2GB RAM on that Pentium 3 computer?jameetsingh wrote: ↑Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:04 pmHi
My first computer is Pentium 3 with 2GB ram at that time it is sufficient for me and loves to work on it. but nowadays no one wants to use slow PC every one love speed and save time I am a writer and photographer I love to write about animals and their wildlife I started my recent blog on it HunterHunts. I don't know how it going on but I love to write and follow my passion. Sometimes I love to play games plz suggest me a good gamer laptop or Pc.
In the wake of figuring out how to program on the neighborhood school (Merton Tech) centralized server (they enabled access to nearby schools), I branch a UK101 pack (Ohio Superboard 2, IIIRC) SBC around 1980. Extravagance pack with 2K "Screen" (OS), 8K Basic in ROM, 8K static RAM and 1K video memory. Program stockpiling on tape, 6502 processor running at 1MHz. Still got it somewhere.... despite the fact that now with 32K unique RAM (again IIRC), 2K video (48 singe x 32 lines), and RS232 with legitimate +/ - 5V exchanging and various baud rates. I don't know I'd chance exchanging it on - thick electrolytics now right around 40 years of age
Oh come now. Those electrolytics are easily replaced with new ones....don't know I'd chance exchanging it on - thick electrolytics now right around 40 years of age...
@XimenaRXimenaR wrote: ↑Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:56 amI think my brother had this computer when we were young. I could really relate with the memory issue, it was such a pain! And Mac mini was a huge disappointment! Gosh, those times when you had to deal with these models!Jongoleur wrote: ↑Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:58 amMy first computer was a Science of Cambridge Mk14, though learning to program using SC/MP machine code in 256 bytes of memory was a challenge. After a while, it was sold and I was computerless until I got a ZX81.
Thereafter I had a C64 (beige case), an Amstrad 1512 and several "self built" PC clones with 386, 486 and Pentium processors. Aside from the main sequence I've also had (for specific purposes) an Archimedes 3010 and a Mac Mini (which was a disappointment).
Currently, a box with an AMD thingy lurks under my desk and I've a laptop and netbook elsewhere around the house. I tried an android tablet but gave up in disgust (cheap ones are no good and expensive ones are too expensive!).
7+5? Oh come on....