[SIGCIS-Members] Electronic copy of Jean Sammet's 'Programming Languages: History and Fundamentals' 1969

Rebelsky, Samuel REBELSKY at Grinnell.EDU
Wed Apr 21 16:13:29 PDT 2021

Here's the site Cliff mentioned.


But even the ACM wasn't able to put all of the identified classics up for free.

-- SamR

> On Apr 21, 2021, at 3:25 PM, Cliff Jones <cliff.jones at newcastle.ac.uk> wrote:
> There was a scheme where ACM put up digital copies of important “out of print” books (I know this because the 1989 “Essays in Computing Science” (Hoare & Jones) is available this way)
> Have you checked w ACM?
> cliff
>> On 2021-04-21, at 18:39, Dave Foster <dwfoster1 at outlook.com> wrote:
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>> David,
>> I only ever came across a hard copy in our Tech Library. I agree - a readily available digital edition should be out there for all (curse you, Hathi Trust 🙂) - it's a foundational document.
>> Best/Dave
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>> From: Members <members-bounces at lists.sigcis.org> on behalf of David C. Brock <dcb at dcbrock.net>
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>> Subject: [SIGCIS-Members] Electronic copy of Jean Sammet's 'Programming Languages: History and Fundamentals' 1969
>> Dear All,
>> Could anyone share with me an electronic copy of Jean Sammet’s book ‘Programming Languages: History and Fundamentals’ from 1969, or could point me to where I could get/access a copy?
>> I’ve looked in all my usual spots to no avail. Apologies if I missed something obvious. There is a copy temporarily readable on HathiTrust, but not downloadable. I’m surprised this isn’t more accessible.
>> Best,
>> David
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