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Bob Smith 1 year ago

Novels written in COBOL make my head hurt.

1 year ago

Come on. That WORKING-STORAGE SECTION is some sexy stuff.

And a GOTO statement in place of a control break? That should have that on the cover of "Coders Captive" instead of the guy with glasses and a torn-open pocket protector.

Leslie Swearingen 1 year ago

I had not heard about this but having looked it up I am going to buy the book, "The Center of Everything",by Laura Moriarty at Amazon.

http://firstyear.ku.edu/commonbook/2014

Always like to hear about a new author and a new book. Thanks.

Elston Gunn 1 year ago

I've always been more of a FORTRAN guy myself.

Leslie Swearingen 1 year ago

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852), born Augusta Ada Byron and now commonly known as Ada Lovelace, was an English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her notes on the engine include what is recognised as the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine. Because of this, she is often described as the world's first computer programmer.[1][2][3] Lovelace was born 10 December 1815 as the only legitimate child of the poet Lord Byron and his wife Anne Isabella Byron.

I can write HTML and create a prettty good web page.

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