Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Underestimated Power of Copy and Paste

Someone, including me, thinks that one of the greater computer science inventions is the "Copy & Paste" stuff. Late in the 80's, when I started programming in Pascal and AIM65 assembler language, I had to use VT100 and VT340 terminals. Yes, "vt100" isn't only a value for the environment variable TERM. It is (it was) a physical terminal connected to a kind of serial hub called terminal server. I have evidences. One follows

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