This is a story about lost opportunities, and how I would stereo typically say
Young people today: you have it all so easy
I think this message has been issued from parent to child for countless generations, but when it comes to Information and its availability in 2019, I really believe that youths today have
Never had it so good
Now it is approximately 40 years later, and I thought, what the hell, let me finally learn how to do it. And of course the answers are available instantly.
- Nobody of my age, and I mean nobody, had a computer
- Nobody of any age at all that I could speak to or telephone or communicate via modem & Bulletin Board could explain to me about Z80 assembler
- I tried to research, but in the days before the WWW and any sort of public Internet, who could I possible ask?
- I spent literally weeks trying to understand and failing.
In 2019 it was a matter of 2 YouTube searches taking less than 90 seconds. I present the results here.
Floating Point Binary
Floating Point Multiplication
Dear Kids, believe me, in 2019 you live in a world where anybody with an open Internet connection has access to an infinity of technical information. Available worldwide. And for free. Don't waste it.
And yes, after all those years, I finally understand Floating Point multiplication, in 01100010 01101001 01101110 01100001 01110010 01111001