<clears throat> A-Him?
... perhaps I mean: A-Her?
seems to me I have seen Admiral Grace Hopper
associated with some of those assertions.
http://www.wic.org/bio/ghopper.htm Mother of the Computer
... is generally credited with developments that led to COBOL,
Ron Fehd the C.S. his/herstory maven CDC Atlanta GA USA RJF2@cdc.gov
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Choate, Paul@DDS
> So just who is Bob Bemer? Edmund Arranga of the COBOL Report says:
> Mr. Bemer's accomplishments resonate so deeply one almost
> assumes they have been with us always, snatched out of the
> ether by a collective consciousness, instead of having been
> the creation of one man. A short list
> helped create COBOL (as in "Grandfather of")
> coined the words COBOL and CODASYL
> invented the ESCape sequence
> created the PICTURE clause
> helped create and standardize the ASCII character set (as in
> "Father of") put the backslash into the ASCII set helped
> create the 8-bit per byte standard