Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Journey To The Past (6): IBM 3090 Mainframe (1991)

Mainframe programming under MVS and PL/1 was exciting at first, it felt like having stepping into the "big world" of business application development. Everyday experience turned out to be less fun at the end, when batch-jobs were slowed down by my senior university colleagues, who used to play multi-user dungeon games, and each program printout implied waiting for the next morning until I would finally receive it.