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seen Dec 22 '12 at 23:12

The last time I seriously wrote code, it was in FORTRAN 77 for a VAX. Fortunately, I just missed punch cards, but have been putting off learning OOP and GUIs for the last 20 years. The world has changed a lot over that period and it is time to man up.


Dec
1
comment Lego with hollow posts underneath - dates?
I believe that hollow studs likely appeared long before hollow posts and the manufacturing process development required to achieve the hollow stud, led to the further improvements required to implement the hollow post. So what the original poster seems to really want for question #1 is a history with milestone dates for some indeterminate purpose. I'm better with the "why" on this than the "when".
Dec
1
comment Lego with hollow posts underneath - dates?
I was answering question #2 (ref comments). If we are going to have more questions like this, it would be helpful to get some current or former employees to join the group and respond. The original question will not have a simple answer. As a manufacturing process that would have needed to be developed, the TLG likely "used" solid posts long before they started shipping solid posts. Additionally there would have been a lag between shipping and customers seeing them.