Ever hear of:
a IBM 1401
an IBM 7090
Don't forget flow charts - you were always supposed to start by flow
charting the problem before generating any code.
Programming in FORTRAN was fun. COBAL was way to verbose when you
were using punch cards and you were not that good of a typist. and
who can forget the Teletype console and paper tape...
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting a bad thing?