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Friday, April 27, 2012

FORTRAN 77 is 35 Years Old

It happened so fast. Seems like yesterday. At the time, FORTRAN was just another one of those '70s mainframe computer programming languages I was eager to learn. I loved the thick books we had on programming back then. They were about the size of old telephone books, with huge IBM letters stamped on their bindings.

The first Star Trek movie was being filmed while the last of the mainframe Star Trek games was being written. I'd spend my classroom time sitting in a back-row seat, typing in my FORTRAN code. I was very thrilled about not having to use the punch card reader that semester.

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