Fourth Floor Studio

March 20, 2007

RIP John Backus

Filed under: news — chris @ 12:04 am

The creator of Fortran is dead.

“You need the willingness to fail all the time,” he said. “You have to generate many ideas and then you have to work very hard only to discover that they don’t work. And you keep doing that over and over until you find one that does work.”

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