TitleThe IBM 701 Speedcoding System
AuthorBackus, John W.
DescriptionJournal of the ACM, Volume 1, Number 1 (January 1954). [Posted here by permission of ACM]
"Speedcoding is a floating point three-address system which greatly simplifies programming, and checking out a program. Speedcoding provides convenient input-output operations, built-in checking, easy loading and printing. Therefore, Speedcoding reduces programming and testing expenses considerably. These expenses are often a large part of the cost of operating a computing installation. Thus Speedcoding is economical as well as convenient to use."