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Jean Sammet, Co-Designer of COBOL, Dies at 89

Jean E. Sammet, an early software engineer and a designer of COBOL, a programming language that brought computing into the business mainstream, died on May 20 in Maryland. She was 89.

Illinois peeps, check out - Jean Sammet, Co-Designer of a Pioneering Computer Language, Dies at 89

Ms. Sammet was a software engineer on COBOL, a programming language that was written in the 1950s but still underpins basic business operations today….. via NYT Technology http://ift.tt/2qUDaLu