[Pdx-pm] Computing pioneer Backus dies
keithl at kl-ic.com
Wed Mar 21 01:09:25 PDT 2007
----- Forwarded message from Ed Perkins -----
Ever learn about BNF in CS school? He was the "B" in BNF...(no he was not an IEEE member)
John Backus, whose development of the Fortran programming language in the 1950s changed
how people interacted with computers and paved the way for modern software, has died. He
Backus died Saturday in Ashland, Ore., according to IBM Corp., where he spent his career.
Keith Lofstrom keithl at keithl.com Voice (503)-520-1993
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