My Computer History

06/21/15

My Computer History

(My apologies to the hard core: I’ve chosen accessibility over strict accuracy in an attempt to address an audience beyond the computer intelligentsia.)

When I was at Westdale Junior High School in Baton Rouge in 1960, I came across The Boys Book of Electronics, which had a chapter on “Giant Electronic Brains”. I’ve been hooked on computers ever since.

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Elixir, Making the Revolution Fun

Most of us write software in environments with ridiculous deadlines. We don’t have time to investigate every new thing. My purpose in this article is convince you that Function Programming + Immutable Data + Massive Parallelism (which I will henceforth abbreviate as FIMP, is not just another new thing, but is an important collection of new technologies and a reasonable and obvious response to the fundamentally-changed/changing computing environment.

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