I received a short-term COBOL programming assignment at a software house in Albany that I could do over spring break. There was one problem: I didn't know COBOL. But lack of cash is a powerful motivator
Peter Harris, the creator of ADPAC and founder of the company that subsequently changed its name to ADPAC Corp., calls himself "America's senior programmer." Harris, now 74 and the company's chief technology officer, recently spoke with Computerworld U.S. about what may well be the oldest software company in the world still operating under its founding leadership.