Artifact Details

Title

Odysseys in Technology: How I Became Interested in Programming Languages, lecture by Nikalus Wirth

Catalog Number

102695023

Type

Moving image

Date

2004-10-20

Credits

Wirth, Niklaus

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, CA, US

Duration

01:09:59

Format

Mini-DV

Description

From abstract: "In 1960, the opportunities for building computers in universities were fading. Computers had become too big, complex, and expensive. The focus shifted to programming and to bringing order into the new subject of software design. Even though this task seemed elusive, mainly because it involved not only designing better languages, but also educating people to make use of such improvements. Nevertheless, for Dr. Wirth, the goal was worthwhile—a goal he pursued for more than three decades, during which time he designed and implemented Algol W, Pascal, Modula-2, and Oberon."

Category

Lecture

Lot Number

X4901.2009