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    when the old technology was still new (summary)

    | 2007-07-19 | 11:52
    temos: ENGLISH

    The first Soviet computers required enormous resources and were nowhere near the compact, efficient and highly customized machines that today’s generation is used to. While attempts to implement personal computers were made as early as the late 60s in the West, anything resembling a PC did not show up in Lithuania until the late 80s.

    Seeking to hear a first-hand insight into the technological experience of the gone era the author interviews her father, a longtime programmer of various computing machines currently working at the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics. The interview reveals a number of interesting details. Although electronic computing machines were revered as incredible “thinking” mechanisms by the official ideology, in reality their application was very limited due to both their inefficiency and the inherent flaws in the Soviet planning system. To entertain themselves between sessions of monotonous work, the programmers used to engage in a variety of  “extracurricular” activities: from generating amusing graphics to making computer-printed copies of semi-illegal literature.
     

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