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Old 14.01.2021, 12:42
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Re: UBS branch office closures

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My Dad was a computer specialist in his youth. He did Fortran on punch cards and all that and knew the ins and outs of computers before most people even knew what a computer was. He programmed and ran simulations on how the next generation of computers were going to work, and there is even a method named after him. He was also using email at a time that there were only a couple of thousand email users in the world and was regularly invited by commissions and other such bodies to advise on the future of computers and on potential uses and feasibility. So he was pretty much at the cutting edge of it all for most of his life.

Now he's 82 and he struggles with online banking stuff and prefers to stay away from it. Computers today are just too different from the computers he knows about.

So f it happened to him it could happen to any of us.
I did Fortran and punched cards too, also Cobol and Algol.

I too find modern systems rather difficult, I taught myself HTML, SQL and CSS for my website but I do struggle with understanding and coding php - Javascript is a step too far.
I am OK with online banking but four years younger than your dad which helps.

Back to topic, the UBS branches near to me stopped handling cash a long time ago so without cash needs why would you go to a branch anyway?
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