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Programming at NASA in the mid 70's
One of the interesting aspects of NASA at the time was the variety of programming environments, hardware, nomenclature, vendors, etc. Nothing was the same. Assembly languages, Fortran, Basic, each machine a different variation, with different roundoff errors and other quirks. Often the errors propagated into the results.
The ArpaNet was present to go across the country, but on campus it was asynchronous serial communications, without file transport, and often 1200/2400 baud.