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Discussion on: Things All Programmers Should Do At Least Once Pt 1

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ComputerSmiths

One of my favorite filk songs compares assembly to construction work using a toothpick as a tool. 😁

But it really gets you down in the details of the CPU and how it works, and is invaluable (as you noted) when learning other languages.

I kinda miss my Z-80 asssembly days, bank-switched BIOS, LRU disk drive caching, tape drive routines, fiber optic links, invent your own floppy disk format for higher capacity, etc. Ah, the good old days!

Great article, thanks for the memories!