Robert V. Head

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Ext)erience, most of it <iuite recent, in implementing real--time systems has d('monstrated that the traditional or ('<)~ve~tional approach t() data a~d program specification and descriptio~t found adequate for nom'eal time programmi~g is not. sutti<.ie~t for development <)f" real:time programs. Anyone who has been involved in c<)mn~ercialtype |>atch(More)
The systems and programming staffs which have grown up within many large organizations may be described with considerable appropriateness as programming "factories." This designation could be used to characterize the programming groups employed by the computer manufacturers and those of the large companies engaged in producing proprietary programs. It is(More)
The systems and programming staffs which have grown up within many large organizations may be described with considerable appropriateness as programming "factories." This designation could be used to characterize the programming groups employed by the computer manufacturers and those of the large companies engaged in producing proprietary programs. It is(More)
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Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) was much talked about within the computer professional community. Founded in 1959 by Fletcher Jones, out of North American Aviation, CSC was known popularly as “The house that FACT built” due to its contract to develop the Fully Automatic Compiling Technique (FACT) compiler for the Honeywell 800 computer.1 CSC also made(More)
Many business applications employ sequential magnetic tape rather than random-access storage techniques to process a very small number of transactions against a voluminous master file. In such situations, it may prove economical to avoid creating a new master file during each updating run by producing instead a dribble ledger containing only those master(More)
The author's tenure as an editorial advisor to Datamation magazine from 1965 to 1971 paralleled an era of computer technology journalism that chronicled and set the tone for the industry's emergence as a dominant force in business and society. Some of the flavor of this period is captured in this account of the author's interaction with legendary editor Bob(More)
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