Mar 26, 2012

Mail Order Monday - Computer Programming (1971)

Since I'm currently looking for a job, I thought this ad would be good for today. 
I'm very curious how one would work from home as a computer programmer in 1971. I started dabbling in BASIC about 10 years later and while I could write a program out by hand, it's really hard to test it without a computer. They were still using punch-cards in the early 70's so it's not like you could go to a friend's house to run it.

If you go here and search for 1970 it will bring you to a short section about programming in the 70's.
The IBM 7094, a typical mainframe computer in the 70's [photo courtesy of ComputerScienceLab.com]

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