Photograph of a computer programming diagram showing elements of the programming language COBOL.
COBOL is an acronym for Common Business Oriented Language, a high-level programming language which was developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It is particularly popular for business applications that run on large computers.
This is one of a set of photographs of computer structure diagrams and computer programmimg instructions, probably used in the 1970s as aids in teaching computing subjects. The diagrams and instructions relate to several early models and systems of stored program computers dating back as far as the 1950s and including the CSIR Mark 1 (later renamed CSIRAC), the Cirrus, the Atlas, the IBM System/360 , the CDC 6600 System, and the Illiac IV.
Description of Content
Computer programming instructions for COBOL, a high-level programming language which was developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s. COBOL is an acronym for common business oriented language. It is particularly popular for business applications that run on large computers.
Black and white photographic print of computer programming instructions.
Donation from Steve & Connie Kormas, 22/02/2001
Photograph, 5 in. x 3½ in., Black & White
Title incorporated in image: "COBOL" On reverse in black pencil at lower right, Museum Victoria catalogue reference: "MM 68216"; On reverse printed in black ink, photographic paper manufacturer's name: "ILFORD".
Type of item
125 mm (Length), 90 mm (Width)