Whaddya mean, ‘Isn’t it backed up?’

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It’s the 1970s, and this student pilot fish is working on the final exam for his Data Structures course — which consists of a single mainframe assembly-language program.

“The homework/final was a program that was made of the various data structures and their access and handling,” says fish. “The final grade was from the completed program at the end of the semester.

“By that time, my program was almost a full tray of 5,000 punch cards.

“To submit your program, you handed it to an operator across a counter, who took it to the input queue. I slid my tray to the operator.

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