Today is dedicated to all my fellow Geeks. You know who you are and if you remember the format of the COBOL Data Division you will get a chuckle out of the above green-bar poster from 1980. Below is an larger view of a section. Any "old" geeks wanting a copy of the full poster drop me a note with your e-mail address. I have it in PDF.
Oh the good old day of punch cards, magnetic tapes, JCL and 64k of memory. Anyone out there remember how you ended a COBOL "IF" statement - hint - only under the structured programming rules did we use the "END-IF".
Question - Is there anyone out there still writing COBOL code of maintaining old COBOL source code?
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