Do you remember fifty years ago? Were you even alive fifty years ago?
I suspect that for most of you, dear readers, that the answer to both of those questions is NO.
But I remember early summer 1966 quite well. I had just started my first job as a computer programmer at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). I was writing my second professional program and I was about to destroy my boss’s computer program. And because this was 1966, there was no electronic backup of his program code.