Geek Fact for September 20th

In 1954
, the first program written in the FORTRAN programming language was executed.

FORTRAN, which is an acronym for “FORmula TRANslator,” was invented at IBM for technical and scientific applications by a team lead by John Backus.

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2 thoughts on “Geek Fact for September 20th”

  1. Age does rear it’s ugly head when one can remember “punch cards and the readers – plus those big IBM machines (hard to call ’em computers). But Fortran was a nice program to learn. Composed my very first program to determine if three numbers formed a triangle and the type. Lots of fun, Mindblower!

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