Where Computer History Lives

As Salaam Alaikum,

One of the very first things I did to kick off this exciting film adventure was to go to Silicon Valley to visit some folks I haven’t seen in decades.

Curtis A. Jones kindly arranged for me to speak to The APL Bay Area Users’ Group (The Northern California SIGAPL of the ACM) in the wondrous Computer History Museum while I was in town.   Curtis also set-up a personal tour of the place with Len Shustek the afternoon before my talk.   What a treat!

And we’ve kept in touch. So, I thought I would take a moment to pass on a message:

The folks at the Computer History Museum are working on trying to get permission from IBM to make public the source code of the early 360 APL implementation.

They want us to be aware of the CHM’s mission to the preserve source code.  CHM is actively doing it, and would value our assistance — both in saving what we might have, and in helping them in their negotiations and advocating on their behalf with private companies.

That’s it for now.  I’m looking forward to seeing the Dyalog crew in Princeton tomorrow.  And if you have any pull at the big blue, give’m a call.  🙂

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