Fortran II on a restored IBM 1401 mainframe

I thought I’d share a cool YouTube video I stumbled across today that walks through the process of compiling and running a FORTRAN II program on a restored IBM 1401 mainframe (c. 1960). We’ve all seen photos of old computer equipment, but this is the first “live action” video I’ve come across. Here’s the link. We’ve come a long ways.


Nice. Do you have a source code of the FORTRAN II code that they used to run?

No, but they said it was the first example in their FORTRAN (?) manual.

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