Welcome to Still Computing #4!
Still Computing is a newsletter for curious programmers, largely written by members of the Recurse Center community.
This week, we have two interviews with women who worked as programmers in the 1960s, with insightful and humorous reflections on software, their careers, the ways computing has changed over the years, and the ways it hasn’t. Read on to learn why programmers only wrote ten lines of code per day and never touched a keyboard, and why you should remember to be grateful for the existence of libraries.
We also have a piece by John Earnest about writing new software for Macintosh System 7, the winner of last week’s programming contest, a lively discussion in response to a reader’s question about managing open source projects, and a decidedly prehistoric cartoon for you to caption.
We hope you like it!
P.S. We’ve decided to open RC batches to remote participation for the rest of 2020, regardless of when we can return to our physical space. Read more on our blog or apply for one of our upcoming batches!