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Developer Of Fortran Dead At 82 by my2cents(m): 3:08pm On Mar 20, 2007
Let’s all take a moment to honor the memory of John W. Backus who put together the team at IBM that developed FORTRAN, the first widely used high-level language, back in the 1950’s. We’ve come a long way since then.

He is perhaps the single reason why there is even a "programmer" section on NL.

May his soul RIP - Amen!!

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/19/obituaries/20cnd-backus.html?ex=1332043200&en=adde3ee5a1875330&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink
Re: Developer Of Fortran Dead At 82 by boraddo(m): 3:50pm On Mar 21, 2007
who says programmers dont live long ?

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