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In this podcast, we'll take a look at the people, technology, and culture behind one of the world's most powerful and important computing platforms, the Mainframe. Expect interviews, discussions, and interesting tidbits along the way, with your hosts, Frank and Jeff.

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Episode 45 - Charlie Lawrence - Mainframe Millennial - 4.23.2018


Episode 45 - Charlie Lawrence - Mainframe Millennial - 4.23.2018

As much fun as the new stuff is, it's good to hear about how it all came together from someone who was there. Charlie Lawrence was gracious enough to swing by the Terminal Talk studios to talk PSWs, Punchcards, and Copernicus.


0:48 52 Years

1:52 Punchcards. How do they work?

9:47 Working with actual professionals

11:57 Branch Interrupts

16:10 "... and that's how I became an instructor"

16:54 Online Education

20:29 Perspective is Important

23:16 A career of reinvention

29:12 Ted McGinley Effect

32:23 Core Planes

34:03 You hear that? A special treat.

34:47 The coolest thing

38:37 What's a PSW?

45:00 "That's actually not the end"


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