Another (Language) blast from the past

Roy J. Tellason rtellason at
Thu Sep 13 16:44:38 CDT 2007

On Thursday 13 September 2007 13:39, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> I spotted this in my morning news perusal:
> "Digitization? The entire network runs on software known as Jovial,
> so old there are only six programmers in the country who know how to
> write it. And incredible as it seems, family minivans with NavStar
> have more sophisticated location guidance than some aircraft."
> from:
> Well, make that seven.  I remember JOVIAL (it's all caps BTW).

"Jules Own Version of the International Algorithmic Language"...?

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ablest -- form of life in this section of space,  a critter that can
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