Date: Thu, 18 May 2000 08:59:08 +1000
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From: Mark A Norrie <Mark.Norrie@CITICORP.COM>
Subject: Re: SAS, a 4GL? --> COBOL and Adm Hopper ->first programmers
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Dear Anne Marie and David
Your are both wrong about the first computer. The first computer was Colossus,
which was built at Blechley Park during the Second World War by what is now
GCHQ. Colossus was used to complete the decryption of the German enigma code.
Mark A Norrie
>Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 09:49:09 -0700
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>From: "David L. Cassell" <Cassell.David@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV>
>Subject: Re: SAS, a 4GL? --> COBOL and Adm Hopper ->first programmers
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> I hate to diasagree with you, but the ENIAC was *not* the first
>computer. That honor goes to the Atanasoff-Berry Computer at
>Iowa State University. In fact, the developer of the ENIAC visited
>Atanasoff and was shown the computer in action before he returned
>to build the ENIAC [according to testimony given in a U.S. court
>of law only a couple years ago].
>Gosh, this is getting more and more un-SAS-ish all the time...
>David Cassell, OAO email@example.com
>Senior computing specialist