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Computer Architecture of the 1960’s



Carlton Mills reviews Algol 60, PL/360, BLISS, Algol W, PL/1, C and C++, considering that rediscovering Algol could solve many of today’s Internet virus attacks and common programming errors.


Carlton Mills’ first job after graduation was to write the host OS for the Illiac IV supercomputer project at the University of Illinois (1967). He free-lanced for a while, finally working for Gcom, a small data communications start-up, from 1984 until retirement in 2007.

About the conference

Strange Loop is a multi-disciplinary conference that aims to bring together the developers and thinkers building tomorrow's technology in fields such as emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency, distributed systems, mobile development, and the web. Strange Loop was created in 2009 by software developer Alex Miller and is now run by a team of St. Louis-based friends and developers under Strange Loop LLC, a for-profit but not particularly profitable venture.

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Dec 14, 2012