Dusty Decks: Preserving historic software

FORTRAN 25th anniversary film online

I recently updated this item of the History of FORTRAN web site at the Computer History Museum to include an online copy of the video:

(Daniel N. Leeson describes this film in his article “IBM FORTRAN Exhibit and Film” in Annals of the History of Computing, Volume, 6, Number 1, January 1984, pages 41-48. He describes the production of the film in some detail, and includes a complete transcript.)

Thanks go to Micah Nutt for supplying me a DVD dub of the video, which I transcoded using Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0.

[Edited 10 May 2014: community.computerhistory.org => www.softwarepreservation.org.]