Another (Language) blast from the past
Roy J. Tellason
rtellason at verizon.net
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: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20724859/
> 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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