Geek Fact for April 19th


In 1931, Fred Brooks, computer engineer, was born.

Fred Brooks worked at IBM during the early supercomputer era. He coined the term “computer architecture”, and later oversaw development of the IBM System/360 and managed the software team that designed the OS/360 operating system. He is well known for what is now called Brooks’ Law: “Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later.” He is also author of the book “The Mythical Man-Month” (which I read in grad school).

Learn more at http://www.nndb.com/people/991/000029904/

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