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  • I was hacking on PLATO, making these rather dopey "now, johnny" computer-assisted instruction lessons for basic math and some biomedicine. The college existed to help teach basic job skills to people who had passed through the Chicago public schools without learning anything. Medical technician was one big target job market. I think my crowning achievement was to make an animation of the human heart cycle, including sound effects from the compressed air actuators that were a feature of each PLATO terminal.
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04 Jan 2022 05:20 - 04 Jan 2022 05:20

    • My first job was hacking on PLATO, a way-ahead-of-its-time computer assissted instruction system. An influence I guess; this was around 1975-6.