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The Computer Club

I don't remember attending any meetings or group activities but apparently we did stuff and made decisions. Maybe we just met after school and played around on the computers, which is what I did on my own anyway so it's understandable that I wouldn't remember any formal meetings.

The computers got so popular that rules had to be made to determine who could use them and when. These rules went into effect January 1, 1981. Because the first computers we used didn't have printing capabilities these were typed on a typewriter.

Note rule #5 which stresses the importance of saving your program before your allotted time is up. This was significant because it took up to several minutes to save an 8 kilobyte program on cassette tape, the only storage medium available on early PET computers.

 

The deadline for this Computer Club programming contest was April 3, 1981.

I don't remember who entered or who won but there was plenty of programming talent around.


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