[vcf-midatlantic] 1970's TV show that taught FORTRAN ?

William Sudbrink wh.sudbrink at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 16:30:30 UTC 2021

Information age episode:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGx0pUbG_Vw <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGx0pUbG_Vw&list=WL&index=78> &list=WL&index=78


Music synth clip:



Core memory clip (with doughnuts!):



Microelectronics clip:




From: Andy Meyer [mailto:ysgdhio at gmail.com] 
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I'm not familiar with Fast Forward.

Got any clips or images?


On Tue, Feb 23, 2021, 6:45 PM William Sudbrink <wh.sudbrink at gmail.com> wrote:

Fast Forward?  It didn't exclusively teach FORTRAN, but it touched on it and other computer topics in several episodes.  Loved the core memory/doughnuts show.

Bill S.

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Looking to settle an argument...

I remember there was once a TV show that taught FORTRAN programming.

This would have been the mid-1970's and I think it was broadcast over WNET
channel 13 (NYC metro area PBS) in the afternoon.

I can't have been the only one to have seen it, but I'm unable to find
anything about it on the net.

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