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Who first used the term software and when?

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Who first used the term software and when?
posted Oct 3, 2016 by anonymous

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John W. Tukey

He reportedly came up with the word in 1953 to mark the difference between computer programs and the computers (or "hardware") that use the programs. John W. Tukey, a chemist and statistician, is credited with the first printed use of the term software when he wrote a scientific article in 1958.

answer Oct 5, 2016 by Shivaranjini
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The term "software" was first proposed by Alan Turing and used in this sense by John W. Tukey in 1957.

answer Oct 8, 2016 by Smita Vivek
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