Data on punched-cards, SAS software delivered on tape, jobs in the queue on the mainframe, printouts on green-bar paper ... we really appreciate all our SAS users, but if any of the above are part of your "SAS memories" we especially appreciate you!
I guess I'm a computer geek, because I find it fascinating to hear stories about when people first used SAS -- especially stories from the really early days! And I'm dedicating this blog to the early SAS users! I invite you to add a comment to let everyone know a little bit about your "first time" with SAS!
And to help you remember the approximate year and version of your first SAS experience, I have created the following graph (inspired by similar graphs in blogs by Rick Wicklin and Jiangtang Hu). Click the image below to see the full-size graph, with mouse-over text and drill-down images (to help jog your memory).
Now, let the reminiscing begin! :-)