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Issue No. 03 - May/June (2002 vol. 4)
ISSN: 1521-9615
pp: 76-81
<p>This is my inaugural column as coeditor of Computing Prescriptions, although not my first appearance here (I wrote a guest column a couple of years ago). So, a word of self-introduction is in order. Back in the summer of 1960, while interning at Grumman Aircraft, I was assigned to learn the new language Fortran so that I could program the company's brand-new IBM 704. The rules of engagement were arcane-you wrote out the program on an official IBM programmer's pad, submitted it to the keypunch operators, and (if the Force were with you) got back a punched deck several days later. Then the fun began. Imagine debugging on a system with three-day job turnaround!</p>

J. V. Noble, "The Full Monte," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 4, no. , pp. 76-81, 2002.
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