Undead COBOL celebrates (another) 50th birthday

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Sep 19, 2009 6:09 AM EDT
The Register; By Cade Metz
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COBOL is celebrating its 50th birthday. Or at least the name is. In May 1959, during a meeting at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., the US Department of Defense organized a committee charged with developing a "short range" approach to a common business computing language. And on September 18th of that year, the new Short Range Committee coined the name COBOL, short for Common Business-Oriented Language.

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