The Beginnings of TECO

@article{Murphy2009TheBO,
  title={The Beginnings of TECO},
  author={Dan Murphy},
  journal={IEEE Annals of the History of Computing},
  year={2009},
  volume={31},
  pages={110 - 115}
}
  • Dan Murphy
  • Published 1 October 2009
  • Education
  • IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
I came up with the name TECO in 1962 while sitting in Ye Hong Guey, my favorite restaurant in Boston's Chinatown during my undergraduate years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I had been working on a little program to help me write other programs, a common activity in the day when a computer (the digital equipment corporation PDP-1) would be delivered with almost no software. My program had gotten to the point that it needed a name, so my friend Pete Peterson and I were kicking… 
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Two good places to find them are http://almy.us/ teco.html and the Wikipedia article on TECO at http

  • Two good places to find them are http://almy.us/ teco.html and the Wikipedia article on TECO at http

See Dan Murphy's TENEX and TOPS-20 papers at http://tenex.opost.com/ 3. DDT originally stood for ''DEC Debugging Tape'' as, like all programs for the PDP-1, it was loaded from a paper tape

  • See Dan Murphy's TENEX and TOPS-20 papers at http://tenex.opost.com/ 3. DDT originally stood for ''DEC Debugging Tape'' as, like all programs for the PDP-1, it was loaded from a paper tape

Readers may contact Dan Murphy at dan. murphy@dlmmx.com. Contact department editor David Walden at annalsanecdotes@computer .org

  • Readers may contact Dan Murphy at dan. murphy@dlmmx.com. Contact department editor David Walden at annalsanecdotes@computer .org

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