NYT celebrates 40 (or so) years of FORTRAN

June 13, 2001 5:22 PM   Subscribe

NYT celebrates 40 (or so) years of FORTRAN
The computer language that started it all is remembered in this breezy Times article (reg. req.'d.). [I think it has to do with some recent reunion of original team-members, but any contemporary event to rationalize printing this is buried in the copy.] Do something high-level with your computer today to commemorate. Here's an ibiblio.org text with more information.
posted by rschram (5 comments total)
Im really getting tired of the links to the New York Times, you can't see the story unless you go through a bunch of "waste-my-time-why-don't-ya" steps. Everytime I see a Times link, I simply ignore the story.
posted by FreeSpeech at 5:24 PM on June 13, 2001

Or, you can just register once and read some good articles. I haven't been spammed by them yet.
posted by skyline at 5:32 PM on June 13, 2001

Or, you can use one of the widely available bogus accounts to read the story.
posted by kindall at 5:46 PM on June 13, 2001

ahem. not to go off topic...

i wonder what the web will look like in 40 years. will it progress at the same rate as computer programming?
posted by o2b at 5:51 PM on June 13, 2001

In 40 years, I will be 62, and, when interviewed by the New York Times I will say, "Metafilter was the web site equivalent of the transistor; I can't live without my wireless-internet brain implants."
posted by rschram at 6:15 PM on June 13, 2001

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