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"Software"

The term software was first introduced by John Tukey. He is also credited with coining the term 'bit'
The first published use of the term "software
" in a computing context is often credited to American statistician John W. Tukey
, who published the term in "The Teaching of Concrete Mathematics," American Mathematical Monthly
, January 9, 1958. Tukey wrote:
"Today the 'software' comprising the carefully planned interpretive routines, compilers, and other aspects of automative programming are at least as important to the modern electronic calculator as its 'hardware' of tubes, transistors, wires, tapes and the like" (http://www.maa.org/mathland/mathtrek_7_31_00.html
, accessed 02-02-2010).

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