from: "Tom Deskevich" <thomas.l.deskevich@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: RE: Decided to hang it up (punched cards and desk checking)
I never programmed on punch card machines, but was an operator.
At one job, programmers had to submit their compiles on punched cards.
Production always came first, and the operator could wait up to 24 hours to
run the compile.
Those guys had to desk check like crazy to make sure there were no syntax or