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On 3/25/07, Carl Denk <TakeThisOuTcdenkEraseMEspamalltel.net> wrote:
> Was said:
> > Fortran was the first high level language, and as such it was a
> > brilliant idea and a major breakthru.
> >
>
> Not sure of that, what was the year?? In 1960 MAD (Michigan Algorithm
> Decoder) was used at the University of Michigan (USA).

According to
  http://www.isi.edu/~iko/pl/hw3_fortran.html

The FORTRAN project was started in 1954, and FORTRAN I was
released in 1957.

Bill

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