And we programmed in ones and in zeros *with a hand-punch!*
And filled up the chad-box with ones.
And we walked...
Back when fortran was not even fortran II
we'll only ever sell six of 'em
And we entered our programs on plugboards
When I was a lad.
OK, the chronology is screwed up, it was only three miles, and I never
actually programmed a plugboard (but our IS shop did). Everything else is
true. Note that ``vacuum'' in the second line has three syllables.
``Only six computers will ever be sold in the commercial market'' has been
attributed to Howard Aiken of IBM.
Also note that I'm about 10 years older than Frank Hayes, so I don't have to exaggerate.