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Forget Twitter. COBOL is where it's at.

Glad I'm not the only one to realize that social networking isn't the
bee's knees.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10306173-16.html



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Joe
Does this washcloth smell like chloroform?

Joe Marton Emeritus Knowledge Partner
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Re: Forget Twitter. COBOL is where it's at.

I still remember the 4 divisions...give me a few hours with my old COBOL
book and I'll be back up to speed. 🙂
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Re: Forget Twitter. COBOL is where it's at.

Mary,

I used to have a program I wrote in basic, that ran on our honeywell
mainframe, that would allow me to input a few parameters, then it would
generate the first three divisions for me automatically...

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Re: Forget Twitter. COBOL is where it's at.

On Tue, 11 Aug 2009 13:05:42 GMT, "Mary Matthews" <mlm23NO@SPAMcalvin.edu>
wrote:

>I still remember the 4 divisions...give me a few hours with my old COBOL
>book and I'll be back up to speed. 🙂


It might take me longer. It's been 27 years since I took that one COBOL
class, and that was a striopoed sown COBOL, all they could fit on an 8 inch
floppy for the TRS-80 Model II. I might even have thrown away my COBOL and
CCIS books when we moved.

Donald Albury
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Re: Forget Twitter. COBOL is where it's at.

We didn't have COBOL on TRS-80...we didn't have any of those on campus for
student class use. 🙂

I learned on CDC mainframes, then migrated over to IBMs, then migrated to
MicroFocus COBOL on an XT. Woo-hoo! I was stylin'. 😉
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Re: Forget Twitter. COBOL is where it's at.

Mary,

We had classes in BASIC, FORTRAN, COBOL and Assembler (Z80) on the TRS-80
Model II and Pascal on the Apple ][. Kinda strange to get a degree in
Computer Systems in the early '80s without ever touching a mainframe or
even a mini.

Donald Albury
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Re: Forget Twitter. COBOL is where it's at.

> Glad I'm not the only one to realize that social networking isn't the
> bee's knees.


One of my in-laws is a COBOL programmer.
I always liked it. Had a course in high-school.

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shaunpond Absent Member.
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Re: Forget Twitter. COBOL is where it's at.

Donald,

I was a COBOL programmer for several years...

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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Forget Twitter. COBOL is where it's at.

Shaun,

Something to fall back on.

Donald Albury
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shaunpond Absent Member.
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Re: Forget Twitter. COBOL is where it's at.

Donald,

🙂 let's hope not

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Sewermonger Absent Member.
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Re: Forget Twitter. COBOL is where it's at.

1 divided by zero again?
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shaunpond Absent Member.
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Re: Forget Twitter. COBOL is where it's at.

Felton,

that's my IQ calculation...

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Re: Forget Twitter. COBOL is where it's at.

Shaun,

🙂

Donald Albury
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