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CW@50 - July 31 1969: Training

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Training for computer typesetting at Portsmouth and Sunderland Newspapers Ltd. The instructor, seen walking down the room, must keep a continuous check on all operators.

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That brought back memories. I got my feet wet in IT when they still used punch cards for programs and data. Sorting data card, run a program that punched a new set of data cards. It was time consuming and you prayed you did not drop a stack of cards..