In article <biicvf$ru...@pegasus.csx.cam.ac.uk>, n...@cus.cam.ac.uk says...
> In article <3F4CB27C.60...@austin.rr.com>, > Artie Gold <artieg...@austin.rr.com> writes: > |> > > |> > (a) 1969 is 34 years ago and (b) those would have been used for > |> > senior students. 40 years ago, probably the only 11 year olds taught > |> > |> Yes. The machine had been in school a couple of years by the time I got > |> to it in fall of '71. And I, as many in my class were juniors.
> Senior is relative :-) I was doubting that either such systems would > have been in schools in 1963 or that 11 year olds would have been > taught to use them. Even 1969 is pretty early for any computer in > any school (as distinct from a university), and they had become a > lot more widespread in the previous 6 years.
I was a Junior in high school ('68, IIRC), but we were using university facilities (TAs, 360/75, class rooms, books, punch-cards). They took over the whole deal after the school board refused to allow them to install a terminal on school property. "If there is a computer in the classroom to do math, the students won't learn math."