Jobs' impact will be felt for generations

By Chuck Kajer, Managing Editor

Coming out of college, I knew very little about computers. I had taken a couple of classes on BASIC (Beginners All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) programming, one with Bill Orr in a New Prague High school computers class.

There were no computers in our classroom. We had a teletype machine and one telephone modem. You would use the phone to dial the number for the computer, listen for a tone and then put the receiver in a carriage so the teletype machine could communicate with the computer. It was all very clumsy.

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