Dev Notes 1967
* developed our first explicitly separated
command processor (I used the term "control" then, instead
of "command"), supported with our "Control Meta-Language,"
a separate command-description, compileable language. Cf. Branch
(4c) and Fig. 9 of (Pub-68-ResCen) 6F2
* developed our MOL 940, a Machine Oriented Language and compiler for the SDS 940. 6F3
* equipped a meeting room with specially-built tables, video hookup, and computer controls for real-time support of meetings with our CDC-3100 version of NLS.
Over twenty people could participate, each had full view of a nearby video screen; each could pick up a mouse to control a specially shaped "participant's cursor" so all could see what he was pointing at; one master control station provided discussion-recorder control for accessing, flexible viewing, and modification of project documents, agendas, formulation of measures to act upon, etc.
We used this support system on 12-13 October, 1967, for a progress-review meeting with our research sponsors: Bob Taylor and Barry Wessler from ARPA, Fred Dion and Dean Bergstrom from RADC, and Gene Gribble from NASA.