Fmilburn 446 Posted May 4, 2016 Share Posted May 4, 2016 I have been working on a project lately where I need to fit a design into an enclosure and was fumbling through my drawer looking for a measuring scale when I came across an old flow charting template. I acquired it almost 40 years ago when I was working on a hydrocarbon process simulator that we were programing in FORTRAN. That project was the last time I wrote code until fairly recently, but anyway, here is the template: Pretty funny... On the left side is a "card scale" that you could put next to a stack of IBM punched cards to estimate how many you had. Over at top right are the main ways of getting something into the computer - punched card, magnetic tape, and punched tape. I actually remember using punched paper tape on a computer once. Down below is online storage, offline storage, and "drum". Followed by document, display, terminal, and manual operation. I don't actually remember using it as we weren't required to document with flow charts. But we did have extensive user documentation in the form of paper manuals and the code itself was heavily documented. abecedarian, bluehash, tripwire and 4 others 7 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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