The first computers didn't have peripherals. They were coded using punch cards. Check out the history of the ENIAC if you're interested
@PassengerPenguin, thats also where the word patch comes from.
When they accidentally punched a wrong hole they patch it back up with a piece of cardboard
@PassengerPenguin, then how was the first punch card reader programmed HMMMMMMMMMMM?
@PassengerPenguin, no thanks I'm not a giant fckin nerd 😎
*hides in closet and googles* OMG this is gonna be so cool
@daweim0, pre-punch card computers were mostly mechanical. You picked gear ratios to represent operations and numbers were represented by input rotations then output rotations are the answer. Check out and early tide calculators.
@pleroma77, um, don’t you mean: magic?
@Hot Coffee, yes, if by magic you mean how natural phenomena can actually break down into mathematically even numbers that can be used to more easily solve those same mathematical equations. Seashells and Fibonacci’s sequence is a good example.
@pleroma77, there you go with reality being cooler than magic, geez. Next thing you’ll be pointing out the fact that mathematics transcends language and can be discovered universally! Sheesh, at this rate we might end up at world peace.
@Hot Coffee, now that might take actual magic.
Configuring it in Razer Synapse ®©™ of course
They programmed them through hardware only. For example the original pacman arcade was programmed through hardware. When you got to the end of the game the whole thing crashed because there were no more traces, chips, physical circuit for the game to run on. IBM computers in the 50s and 60s used vacuum tubes and wires, no punch cards, no c or c++. when the punch card came out you had to compile you program by hand, card by card.
With the on screen keyboard duh
We used the Pong controller from an Atari. Duh.
Clearly they used what came before keyboards: the typewriter