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C.G.B. Spender
28-08-2011, 10:10:58
http://www.datamancer.net/keyboards/vonslattoriginal/vonslattoriginal2.jpg

Provost Harrison
28-08-2011, 10:27:28
Looks a bit French to me...

zmama
28-08-2011, 13:48:01
It's pretty!

mr_B
28-08-2011, 15:38:26
pretty ugly

zmama
28-08-2011, 17:24:53
steampunk, all the rage!

Ellipsis
28-08-2011, 17:31:49
I want, but I'm poor.

Poison Arrow Frog
29-08-2011, 03:56:30
It looks more steam punk then anything.

Greg W
29-08-2011, 08:39:37
I used to program in COBOL. Never had a keyboard like that one though. :(

Provost Harrison
29-08-2011, 23:50:05
I've never done COBOL...I do ABAP though...what kind of special keyboard should I have for that? Perhaps I need this one?


http://www.counterglow.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=2549&stc=1&d=1106157754

Cort Haus
07-09-2011, 22:47:11
I did a bit of COBOL in the 80's. I think it went something like this:

DATA DIVISION
THE FIRST DATA ITEM IS A STRING OF LENGTH 20 FORMAT ZZ9 PLURAL Z ALPHA AND IT SHOULD BE CONSTRAINED BY BEING SOMETHING ABSTRACT AND FAIRLY INTERESTING
THE SECOND DATA ITEM SHALL BE SOMETHING QUITE BORING OF LENGTH SIX AND OF AN UNRESTRICTED FORMAT

PROCEDURE DIVISION

DO VERY LONG WINDED THING SOME TIMES
ADD THIS NUMBER TO THIS OTHER NUMBER AND PUT THE RESULT INTO SOME OTHER PLACE
MOVE SOME DATA AROUND
KEEP GOING UNTIL THE SOME TIMES COUNT IS REACHED

DROP DEAD

Provost Harrison
08-09-2011, 18:45:30
Never used COBOL, although it is supposedly *similar* to ABAP which I do development in. A bit before my time.