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Programming Aids and Applications: Nearly 650 Memories of the 650

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000129492D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Oct-06
Document File: 7 page(s) / 36K

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Software Patent Institute

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R. W. BEMER: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Of the many interesting aspects of Bemer's career, one that has impressed me most is his ability to move back and forth between what we at one time perceived as the two classes of computers: ";scientific"; and ";commercial."; Note his contributions to the IBM 650, 704, and 705, as well as to compilers (perhaps still called automatic coding devices) and interpreters of quite different sorts. I do not know B. C. Borden or where he/she may be, but Bemer's quotation about cooperation between Carnegie and IBM to produce FORTRANS/T is welcome and helps to complete the record. I especially appreciate Bemer's generous sketches of his colleagues at Lockheed. Here he closes one loop: he discusses Fletcher Jones, a founder and former president of Computer Sciences Corporation, whose foundation endowed the professorship Donald Knuth holds at Stanford.

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Programming Aids and Applications: Nearly 650 Memories of the 650

R. W. BEMER

(Image Omitted: © 1986 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: Bob Bemer Software, Inc., 2 Moon Mountain Trail, Phoenix, AZ 85023. Categories and Subject Descriptors: C.1.1 [Processor Architectures], Single Data Stream Architectures; K.2 [History of Computing] -- hardware, IBM 650, people, software. General Terms: Design. Additional Key Words and Phrases: Lockheed, programming aids © 1986 AFIPS 0164-1239/86/010066-069

Programming Aids and Applications: Nearly 650 Memories of the 650

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R. W. BEMER

(Image Omitted: © 1986 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: Bob Bemer Software, Inc., 2 Moon Mountain Trail, Phoenix, AZ 85023. Categories and Subject Descriptors: C.1.1 [Processor Architectures], Single Data Stream Architectures; K.2 [History of Computing] -- hardware, IBM 650, people, software. General Terms: Design. Additional Key Words and Phrases: Lockheed, programming aids © 1986 AFIPS 0164-1239/86/010066-069

Programming Aids and Applications: Nearly 650 Memories of the 650

R. W. BEMER

(Image Omitted: © 1986 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: Bob Bemer Software, Inc., 2 Moon Mountain Trail, Phoenix, AZ 85023. Categories and Subject Descriptors: C.1.1 [Processor Architectures], Single Data Stream Architectures; K.2 [History of Computing] -- hardware, IBM 650, people, s...