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New HP16C simulator: Test Drive
05-10-2021, 05:57 PM
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(05-07-2021 06:01 AM)Don Shepherd Wrote:  
(05-06-2021 03:50 PM)billf Wrote:  Named after the computer language my parents were both involved with in 1961! (see the top-level domain, jovial.com).

1961 would have been around the time that the FAA was using Jovial to develop NAS, the National Airspace System, the first automation of the nation's air traffic control system. That Jovial code was still running in the late 1980's when I worked on it. Talk about a long shelf-life!

COMPOOL FTW! My dad was recruited to SDC to work on the three-person JOVIAL team at SDC - that's why he moved to California. I guess his first JOVIAL programming would have been in 1958, or possibly 1959. I think my mother was working on that air traffic control system - her resume says "... experimental programs for air traffic control ..." under 1961-1963. So it got deployed? I actually didn't know that. Thanks!
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New HP16C simulator: Test Drive - billf - 05-05-2021, 08:11 PM
RE: New HP16C simulator: Test Drive - EdS2 - 05-06-2021, 07:12 AM
RE: New HP16C simulator: Test Drive - billf - 05-10-2021 05:57 PM
RE: New HP16C simulator: Test Drive - EdS2 - 05-11-2021, 07:08 AM



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