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Teaching Photograph - Program Elements Diagram, COBOL Programming Language, Trevor Pearcey, 1959-1992 Image Reg. No: MM 068216

Summary:
Photograph of a computer programming diagram showing elements of the programming language COBOL.

COBOL is an acronym for Common Business Oriented Language, a high-level programming language which was developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It is particularly popular for business applications that run on large computers.

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:
Computer programming instructions for COBOL, a high-level programming language which was developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s. COBOL is an acronym for common business oriented language. It is particularly popular for business applications that run on large computers.
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
Original Caption: Cobol
Inscriptions: Title incorporated in image: "COBOL"
On reverse in black pencil at lower right, Museum Victoria catalogue reference: "MM 68216";
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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