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LucidDev2-Jun-23 5:49
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I have a similar story like Gary's. In the very early 70's, I was hired at a manufacturing company as a computer operator/programmer. It was my first full time job. We had an IBM Model 25, which was based on IBM 370 technology, tape drives, disk drives, card readers, etc. Daily reports were produced that took a great deal of time to process because thousands of punch cards had be be sorted in an IBM sorter. Sometimes, I would drop a stack of cards and would have to start over. The same stack of cards had to be re-sorted to produce a different report.

I was assigned the task of creating a "Utility Program" (Program number 11108, if I recall). I got to spend more time programming and they hired another split-shift operator. My boss was upset that I took so much time writing the program. When It was completed, we used it to process the jobs that took multiple hours to produce using sorted cards. Now, the process only took minutes. The new operator was very pleased, but my boss commented: "Are you trying to put people out of work?

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