This is the blog of Ronald Bartels that wanders on and off the subject of problem management (that is how it started). Like the best music is from the Eighties and a wee dram helps in solving most inconveniences.
Cassette tape - the flash drives of the 80's
Remember cassette tape? I remember using these tapes to save and restore
programs using a ZX81 when I was fifteen. The procedure was fraught
with potential issues and a person had to be real thick skinned to use
it! It might take a few attempts to successfully load a program and it
was all about patience, I wonder if I should add, learnt to program on a
ZX81 to my CV? There was no Internet and the only reference was manuals
and magazines. And then there were the programming language books. In
those days they were not called dummies!!!