Director/Head of Solutions Delivery
Years in IT—
My first mainframe job—
My favorite mainframe memory—
When I started working with mainframes in 1985, my first employer had just moved away from the use of punched cards as a means of inputting programs and data to the IBM machines. This meant a large number of unused punched cards suddenly became surplus to requirements, and people found very inventive ways of making use of them—the most popular being prompt cards for speakers to use when giving presentations. I remember bringing home a stack for my mum to use as recipe cards, and she still has a few of them today.