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BBC Radio observes Fortran’s 50th birthday

This week’s episode of BBC Radio’s Digital Planet show includes a short segment on the 50th anniversary of Fortran. The presenter, Gareth Mitchell, interviewed me last week and about 4 minutes of that interview are included.


If you’re interested, the show will be broadcast at various times December 18 and 19 (today and tomorrow); local schedules are available at this web page:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cgi-bin/worldservice/psims/ScheduleSDT.cgi

For one week only, starting today, an MP3 of the entire half-hour show can be downloaded from this web page:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/programmes/digital_planet.shtml

The Fortran segment starts at about 19m38s into the show.

Update 2: With the permission of BBC Radio, I’ve added the audio of the Fortran segment to the Memoirs and user stories section of the CHM Fortran web site:


Update: A BBC reorganization removed the download link from the page above; in a comment below, Derek Mahar notes the episode download site is now http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/podcasts/digitalp/ and this download itself is http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/digitalp/digitalp_20071218-1232.mp3