[Technical] – A Brief Incomplete and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages

1801 – Joseph Marie Jacquard uses punch cards to instruct a loom to weave “hello, world” into a tapestry. Redditers of the time are not impressed due to the lack of tail call recursion, concurrency, or proper capitalization. 1842 – Ada Lovelace writes the first program. She is hampered in her efforts by the minor […]