Monthly Archives: October 2009

Don Chamberlin and the origin of SQL

Tonight Don Chamberlin will receive a 2009 Fellow Award of the Computer History Museum “for his fundamental work on structured query language (SQL) and database architectures”. The other awardees for 2009 are Robert R. Everett (M.I.T. Whirlwind and SAGE) and … Continue reading

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Bob Taylor recognized by The University of Texas

Last month, Bob Taylor (the subject of a recent oral history) was recognized by The University of Texas. Bob received the Graduate School Outstanding Alumnus Award, a $100,000 Presidential Endowed Fellowship was established in his name, and he gave the … Continue reading

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WIRED appreciates FORTRAN

WIRED‘s THIS DAY IN TECH feature for tomorrow is Oct. 15, 1956: Fortran Forever Changes Computing’s Fortunes. The article links to the Software Preservation Group FORTRAN web site and uses a photograph of John Backus and John Cocke from a … Continue reading

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