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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 "webmaster" section on Nairaland.

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 Seun(m): 9:52am On Mar 25, 2007
Oh come on, FORTRAN has nothing to do with Webmastering. If he didn't do it, someone else would have.

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Re: Developer Of FORTRAN Dead At 82 by my2cents(m): 3:04am On Mar 26, 2007
Sure he did, albeit in a subtle manner. I mean, no matter how simple, anyone in the web dev discipline is a programmer in their own respect.

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