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Kudos for O'Connor

...Those were NOT the days.  THESE are the days.

from Beverly Clayton

Subject: admiration for you
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 1998 14:11:02 -0400
From: Beverly Clayton
To: melrose@media.mit.edu, clayton@psc.edu

I enjoyed Dorothy O'Connor's piece about the Airstream caravan immensely, and followed the pointers to your online magazine. I am pleased to be able to print out the Boston Globe article to send to my 80-something parents, as they are uncertain about what anyone their age would want with a computer. I have been into computers for over 30 years, have an Airstream and look forward to traveling a lot more very soon. I work for a SUPercomputer Center, one of only a few sites that were on the "Internet" in the early 80's, in fact one of the reasons for the rapid growth was the need for researchers across the country to reach us.

Keep it up, I'll look forward to visiting your site frequently. Pass on my kudos to Dorothy.

Beverly Clayton
Executive Director
Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
Carnegie Mellon University

p.s. and, my first "computer" was an IBM 7040/7094 DC system, and I programmed in Fortran on coding sheets, submitted them to be keypunched, corrected errors myself on keypunch many times, and eagerly awaited my output the next day. Those were NOT the days.  THESE are the days.

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