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Searching for some old notes, I came across an old printout from my student days: One of my fellow students, Jon E. Strømme, jotted down this list of references in 1979 or 1980, free to use wherever it might fit . It still makes me chukle, almost 40 years later. Published here with the explicit permission from Jon:
Pascal, Blaise : On the feasibility of computing machines.
Lejeune fils, Paris 685. 300 p.
Babbage, Charles : Analytical machines of today and tomorrow.
Oxford, London 1885. 400 p.
Zuse, Konrad : Digital analytical machines, Bomben und Granaten.
Springer Verlag, Berlin 1943. 500 p.
Backus, C. C. & al : FORmula TRANsgression language.
Wliley, New York 1957. 385 p.
Dreyfus, H. : What computers cannot do. 1st ed.
Harper and Row, Chicago 1974. 430 p.
Dreyfus, H. : What computers cannot do. 2nd ed.
Harper and Row, Chicago 1979. 225 p.
Dreyfus, H. : What computers cannot do. 3rd ed.
Harper and Row, Chicago 1984. 17 p.
MULTIVAC & al : What humans cannot do.
ARPA Network 1992. 26000 bytes.
MULTIVAC & al : What humans cannot do, and why they shouldn't.
COMPUTERS EXCLUSIVE 2005. 126 GB.
MULTIVAC III : Humans – myth or historical fact?
We did programming on punched cards at that time. I'm serious. That year interactive terminals were introduced in the introduction to programming course taught to all students at the tech.university, but for other courses, we used the punched cards for another year or two. Univac was in the process of developing terminal handling for its OS-1100 mainframe OS, but in 1979, the few terminals available was really clones of the operator console, intended for operators to load and unload open reel half-inch tapes. The OS was designed for so big installations that six to eight operators could be active at the same time, each with a separate console, but with disk taking over, many installations had only one "true" console, and the other seven where made avialable for starting (non-interactive) jobs and reading the result log before it arrived from the 1000 lpm line printer.
Univac didn't provide an interactive facility for code editing until 1981 or 82, and even then it was teletype style. Screen oriented editors for Univac 1100 series didn't arrive until later.