Welcome to my home and office on
Possum Kingdom Lake,
120 miles west of
Dallas. Over |
60 miles long, it was formed in the 1940's by damming the meandering Brazos River in the Palo Pinto mountains. "los Brazos de Dios" is the long name -- "the arms of God".
So just who is Bob Bemer? Edmund Arranga of the COBOL Report says:
"Mr. Bemer's accomplishments resonate so deeply one almost assumes they have been with us always, snatched out of the ether by a collective consciousness, instead of having been the creation of one man. A short list includes:
- helped create COBOL (as in "Grandfather of" )
- coined the words COBOL  and CODASYL 
- invented the ESCape sequence
- created the PICTURE clause
- helped create and standardize the ASCII character set (as in "Father of" )
- put the backslash into the ASCII set
- helped create the 8-bit per byte standard"
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