Oral History of John Backus

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lilly

Producer, Blogger, Television Host, Green building lover, Queen of the Forest. Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.

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  • Sir Stromming

    This whole channel is amazing.

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  • t2thei

    Great interview, such an interesting and important personality!

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  • Rune Nilssen

    the irony today though.. many cloud providers charge by the hour 🙂

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  • Lou Foss

    Great interview… what an interesting guy!!

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  • spudwish

    Let the interviewee speak; don't interject or insert "yeah, mhm" all the time.

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  • André Murta

    This is an amazing conversation. I cannot avoid to think that less than six months after this interview, Mr. Backus passed away and all this knowledge would be lost.

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  • TheMedia-Hacker

    WITHOUT JOHN BACKUS FORTRAN PROGRAM LANGUAGE , BASIC PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE , HIGH COMPUTATIONAL GRAPHIC ,COMPILER TECHNOLOGY, C++ PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE ,BNF NOTATION, AND THE PERSONAL COMPUTER MIGHT NOT EXIST AS WE KNOW IT TODAY , GOD BLESS HIM

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  • TheMedia-Hacker

    I started working on a functional programming Language in 2001 , after reading John Backus paper , and work on "Can Programming be liberated from the Von-Nueman Architcture " .

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  • Matthew Leroe

    What is the name of the computer Backus used when developing FORTRAN?

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