John Backus passes away...

Ken Seefried ken at
Fri Mar 23 13:04:14 CDT 2007

From: Sridhar Ayengar <ploopster at>
>Jules Richardson wrote:
>>  > I wonder which machine would take the prize for the
>>  > most done with so little?
>I would have guessed something with plugboards for programming. 
>Possibly drum-memory. 

Bletchley Bomb and/or Colossus?  Certainly the results to resources ratio 
was pretty amazingly high.

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