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54 votes

Did type-in-programs or type-in-listings teach programming in the 70s and 80s or was it just tedious typing of the source code?

22 votes

When did compilers start generating optimized code that runs faster than an average programmer's assembly code?

14 votes

Zip drive eject "tool"

11 votes

Did Pascal programmers really move on to Java in the 90s?

7 votes

Why was computer memory so expensive and scarce?

7 votes

Why is this gcd implementation from the 80s so complicated?

7 votes

Which was the first OS having both isolated users and programs?

7 votes

First time seeing this odd little PCB inside a Playstation 2; What is it for?

6 votes

Compatibility of printers with HP54645D oscilloscope?

5 votes
Accepted

What were the first BASIC interpreters to be programmed in high-level languages?

4 votes

What was the first programming language, other than Lisp, to have “short-circuiting” Boolean expressions?

4 votes

Which historical Unixes supported terminal I/O with five or six bits per character, and with what character sets?

4 votes

History of static analysis tools for defect identification

3 votes

Why did the Motorola 68000 processor family fall out of use in personal computers in the 21st century?

3 votes

Why did 1950s-60s computers have such wide words?

3 votes

Did computers come with circuit diagrams?

2 votes

How were files transferred between different systems in the late 1980s?

2 votes

What happened to exposed address pins/address bus?

2 votes

How can a 32-bit x86 CPU start with reset vector 0xFFFFFFF0 even though it starts in 16-bit real mode?

2 votes

Commodore 64 - any way to safely plug in a cartridge when the power is on?

1 vote
Accepted

Windows screensaver showing "natural selection"

1 vote

Why didn't PC games eschew MS-DOS and deal with BIOS directly?

1 vote

Was Unix ever a single-user OS?

1 vote

How was the 80186 incompatible with the IBM PC?

1 vote

How was the APL character set represented on IBM mainframes?

0 votes

Was X.25 solely about the connection from the DTE to DCE link?

0 votes

Hardware assisted Graphical User Interface?

0 votes

How the I/O performance of legacy mainframes/minicomputers in different architectures is measured and benchmarked comparatively?

-1 votes

Could a Z80 address a total of 128 KB of ROM and RAM?