RE: what is the data dictionary?

  • From: "Goulet, Richard" <Richard.Goulet@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Bill Ferguson" <wbfergus@xxxxxxxxx>, <TESTAJ3@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 10:32:40 -0400

Aw Bill,  I remember building my own Apple][ for a motherboard, that was
fun.  Also helped that fella invent the handheld notcher for your
floppies.  That was real fun, ruined a lot of floppies before we got it
right.  OH yes I remember the old Osborne as well.  The USAF used them
to help aircrews flight plan.  Problem was that they forgot about the
printers.  Can't remember how many LPT cords I created.  Them was the
fun days, with Bulletin boards instead of the internet.  Viruses and
other bugs had a harder time getting around then, but I think I prefer
the current better.  For one thing it's easier to read things today
instead of only 40 characters at a time.

Dick Goulet 
Senior Oracle DBA/NA Team Lead 
PAREXEL International 



From: Bill Ferguson [mailto:wbfergus@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 9:57 AM
To: TESTAJ3@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: Goulet, Richard; Martin Berger; ORACLE-L;
Subject: Re: what is the data dictionary?

You young whipper-snappers! 
By cracky, I remember having to start on an old Osborne 1 'sewing
machine' computer. Z-80 (8 bit) processor, 16kb of RAM, 62 column screen
(had to scroll the screen to read a whole line), and 72KB single-sided
I was in heaven when some bright, enterprising soul discovered that we
could simply flip the floppies over cut a new read-write notch on the
other side and cut my floppy consumption in half!

-- Bill Ferguson

On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 6:45 AM, <TESTAJ3@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

        I had 2 of those, never ran oracle on them though, ran dos and
coherent(old flavor of unix that would run on a 80286).  Had the math
co-processor, 80287, made spreadsheet run quicker :) 


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