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IBM FORTRAN Exhibit and Film

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000129441D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Oct-06
Document File: 10 page(s) / 40K

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Software Patent Institute

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DANIEL N. LEESON: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In October 1981, an IBM committee was formed to coordinate certain activities related to the forthcoming 25th anniversary of FORTRAN, whose commemoration had been suggested as a 1982 NCC Pioneer Day topic as early as 1979 by the History of Computing Committee (Harvey Garner, then chairman) of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS). With one exception, the IBM committee consisted of employees of the General Products Division in San Jose, Calif. -- the division currently responsible for the majority of FORTRAN program products produced by IBM. Members of the committee were Daniel N. Leeson, C. J. Lewis, Elliott C. Nohr, Florence H. Pessin, and Walter M. Carlson (representing IBM's Corporate Headquarters in Armonk, N.Y.). The chairman of the committee was G. R. Aguilar.

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IBM FORTRAN Exhibit and Film

DANIEL N. LEESON

(Image Omitted: © 1984 by the American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc. Permission to copy without fee all or part of this material is granted provided that the copies are not made or distributed for direct commercial advantage, the AFIPS copyright notice and the title of the publication and its date appear, and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc. To copy otherwise, or to republish, requires specific permission. Author's Address: IBM General Products Division, 5600 Cottle Road, San Jose, CA 95193. Categories and Subject Descriptors: K.2 [History of Computing] -- FORTRAN, hardware, people, software, systems General Terms: Languages, Management. Additional Key Words and Phrases: IBM Corporation. © 1984 AFIPS 0164-

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IBM FORTRAN Exhibit and Film

DANIEL N. LEESON .00/00)

Exhibit Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of FORTRAN

In October 1981, an IBM committee was formed to coordinate certain activities related to the forthcoming 25th anniversary of FORTRAN, whose commemoration had been suggested as a 1982 NCC Pioneer Day topic as early as 1979 by the History of Computing Committee (Harvey Garner, then chairman) of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS). With one exception, the IBM committee consisted of employees of the General Products Division in San Jose, Calif. -- the division currently responsible for the majority of FORTRAN program products produced by IBM. Members of the committee were Daniel N. Leeson, C. J. Lewis, Elliott C. Nohr, Florence H. Pessin, and Walter M. Carlson (representing IBM's Corporate Headquarters in Armonk, N.Y.). The chairman of the committee was G. R. Aguilar.

The IBM committee had the responsibility of defining the nature and extent of IBM's participation in a number of FORTRAN-related NCC events, and to assist in carrying out IBM's responsibilities for a variety of tasks needed to make the proposed events successful. The purpose of this report is to describe both the IBM committee's role in defining and developing the NCC FORTRAN exhibit -- suggested to IBM by HOCC in early 1981 -- and the exhibit itself.

Responsibility for the exhibit lay in the hands of several people. IBM's exhibit participation at NCC was controlled by John J. McMahon of Corporate Headquarters. Michael J. Sullivan coordinated the layout and design of the FORTRAN exhibit. D. Harvey of IBM's National Accounts Division was in charge of liaison with NCC for location and space considerations. Delma Displays, of Astoria, N.Y., constructed the exhibit.

J. A. N. Lee of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, chairman of NCC's Pioneer Day Committee, named William F. Asp...