Nancy by Olivia Jaimes for May 18, 2018

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    Vilyehm  about 6 years ago

    First used a computer in 1968. HP mainframe and the language was basic and storage was on yellow paper tape.

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    31768  about 6 years ago

    Then came the IBM 34xx in the 70’s. It was as big as a diesel locomotive engine. And Nancy is being a cute smart ass

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    Karen345  about 6 years ago

    OMG. Too much technology. I do not like computers. I am reading this on a fax.

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    juncarlo  about 6 years ago

    Well, young people know how to take advantage of smartphones better than old people.

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    jarvisloop  about 6 years ago

    Okay. I must be dense this morning. Will someone please explain Nancy’s comment? Right now, it keeps hitting me as a non sequitur.

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    katina.cooper  about 6 years ago

    Something that Nancy would have learned in history class, except all that stuff was deleted.

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    jrankin1959  about 6 years ago

    So… UNIVAC didn’t eat its veggies?

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    WCraft Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Don’t you mean “bigger?”

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    skyriderwest  about 6 years ago

    First computer I ever worked with took up the lower floor of an entire building, though much of that space was storage. You programmed it with punch cards (there were key punch terminals in an annex to the building).

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    Kip W  about 6 years ago

    Which one’s Nancy? Why are there words in floaty things? This am stupid

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    Argy.Bargy2  about 6 years ago

    The first computer I worked with was an IBM, and I typed computer cards and fed them into a reader. If I made a mistake typing the wrong thing, the computer entered an ‘infinite loop’, and no answer was forthcoming. Had to retype the ‘deck of cards’, because no telling which one was wrong. Answers printed out on continuing paper, only one font (barely readable.) This was in Ann Arbor, which is cold. The computer generated so much heat, the building it was kept in was heavily air conditioned, but it still broke down. The program I used was called ‘Fortran’.


    And I have no idea in the world what Nancy is talking about. I must be too old to get it…

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    MJ Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Nutrition wasn’t really THAT bad. Maybe people went a little too in on cornbread, I suppose.

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    John W Kennedy Premium Member about 6 years ago

    I have a little test program that took 17 hours to run on an original 1981 IBM-type PC. It takes a quarter of a second on my iPhone 7+.

    When I started in the business, IBM’s most popular mainframe maxed out at 16,000 six-bit characters of main memory—what’s called RAM, today. The usual disk drive held 2,000,000 characters and was the size of a washing machine.

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    1004mike  about 6 years ago

    This strip has totally sucked since the new artist took over. Time to go.

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    Pipe Tobacco Premium Member about 6 years ago


    Nice, but a little harder to figure out today.

    I have a favor, however… a lot of folks keep referencing some “cornbread” episode. But, I have looked through all the new OJ comics and cannot locate one. Please explain the cornbread joke or list which comic it is… or better yet, both. I am getting stressed out because I do not understand the reference and I feel left out. :)

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    Liam Astle Premium Member about 6 years ago

    It’s great that they got a woman to do ‘Nancy’ now but couldn’t they have gotten a funny woman.

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    LochNessMonster  about 6 years ago

    Nancy looks like haunted . . . very funny

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