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1969, FORTRAN via punch cards on an IBM 370. The procedure was:
1. Punch cards
2. Submit deck
3. Wait somewhere between 5 minutes and several hours
4. Pickup output listing
5. Find typo or logic error
6. Repeat

I think the program had something to do with using Simpson's Rule.

Later on I did a lot of programming on a HP 2100 mini-computer via paper tape on a teletype machine. I remember trying to get something working late on day and out of frustration I randomly typed 'why' at the prompt. The computer responded with 'Why not'.

HP published all the details on the machine, include the assembly language source code for the OS. I decided to figure out where the 'Why not' was coming from. It was extremely well disguised so it took a couple of hours to find it. It's pretty easy to disguise stuff in assembly language.
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