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Today: July 25, 2014

November 28, 1954

Herbert Bright, Developer of One of the First FORTRAN User Programs, Dies at 67

Herbert Bright, developer of one of the first FORTRAN user programs (and consequently, the first error message), dies at 67. Bright had been a promoter of security through data encryption, as well as a research engineer at AT&T Laboratories. He also held various executive offices in the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).