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Teaching Photograph - Program Listing Diagram, Merchandise Control, COBOL Programming Language, Trevor Pearcey, 1959-1992 Image Reg. No: MM 068219

Summary:
Photograph of a computer programming diagram showing part of a computer program listing dealing with department store merchandise control.. The programming language is COBOL.

This is one of a set of photographs of computer structure diagrams and computer programmimg instructions, probably used in the 1970s as aids in teaching computing subjects. The diagrams and instructions relate to several early models and systems of stored program computers dating back as far as the 1950s and including the CSIR Mark 1 (later renamed CSIRAC), the Cirrus, the Atlas, the IBM System/360 , the CDC 6600 System, and the Illiac IV.
Description:
Black and white photographic print of computer programming instructions.
Description Of Content:
Early era [circa 1960] computer programming instructions.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Steve & Connie Kormas, 2001
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 90 mm (Width), 125 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: computer programming, computer software, computers, computing
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection, Trevor Pearcey, Computer Engineer & CSIRAC Specialist (1919-1998), Trevor Pearcey, 1919 - 1998: a brief biography, Trevor Pearcey & the First Australian Computer: A Lost Opportunity?, Trevor Pearcey & the First Australian Computer: A Lost Opportunity?
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: drawings
Inscriptions: Title at bottom centre of obverse: "Fig. 2, Part 2"
On reverse in black pencil at lower right, Museum Victoria catalogue reference: "MM 68219";
On reverse printed in black ink, photographic paper manufacturer's name: "ILFORD".
Format: Photograph: Black & White; 5 in. x 3½ in.
Creator: Dr Trevor Pearcey

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