John W. Backus, inventor of FORTRAN, died Saturday, March 17. The NYT obit is here. I learned FORTRAN in the 70's and always did like it. Of course, I've forgotten it all now, but I still have that cool book mark.
Because this blog does not consist of a single focus topic I chose the name Divers and Sundry where "Divers" means being of many and various kinds, and "Sundry" means consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds.