References for John Backus


Books:

  1. J W Backus, The History of Fortran I, II and III, History of Programming Languages (New York, 1981).

Articles:

  1. G Booch, Oral History of John Backus. Interviewed by: Grady Booch. Recorded: September 5, 2006 Ashland, Oregon, Computer History Museum.
    http://archive.computerhistory.org/resources/access/text/2013/05/102657970-05-01-acc.pdf
  2. R Gabriels, D Gerrits and P Kooijmans, John W Backus. 3 December 1924 -17 March 2007 (29 May 2007).
    http://dirkgerrits.com/publications/john-backus.pdf
  3. S Lohr, John W. Backus, 82, Fortran Developer, Dies, The New York Times (20 March 2007).
  4. D E Shasha and C A Lazere, John Backus. A restless inventor, in Out of their minds: The lives and discoveries of 15 great computer scientists (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1998), 5-20.
  5. John Backus. Formula Translator, Lemelson-MIT Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    http://lemelson.mit.edu/resources/john-backus
  6. S Weiss, John Backus, The History of Computing Project.
    http://www.thocp.net/biographies/backus_john.htm

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