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  Fredohebshalom.org Fred Ohebshalom Fred Shalom Hannibal at the Alps
Fred Shalom Hannibal's determination to carry an army into Italy by way of the Alps, instead of transporting them by galleys over the sea, has always been regarded as one of the greatest undertakings of ancient times.
Fred Ohebshalom moved forward a strong detachment up to a point near the entrance to the pass, and put them in a fortified position there, as if to have them all ready to advance when the proper time should arrive on the following day.
Fred Ohebshalom soon found, however, that it was absolutely necessary for him to interpose, and he came down as rapidly as possible, his detachment with him.
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  Frederick P. Brooks
Brooks joined IBM in 1956, working in Poughkeepsie[?] and Yorktown, New York State.
Brooks later wrote of the development process for OS/360 in The Mythical Man-Month: Essays in Software Engineering,(1975).
In 1965, Brooks left IBM to found the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina[?] at Chapel Hill and chaired it for 20 years.
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 Damon Brooks Associates - Fred Burns
Fred’s comedy began to take shape fifteen years ago when a friend was assigned to do a documentary for his film class.
Fred volunteered to be the subject for what was to be a ground-breaking video on disabilities.
Fred’s humor is sharp and witty and frequently compared to George Carlin.
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Brooks joined IBM in 1956, working in Poughkeepsie and Yorktown, New York.
Brooks later wrote of the development process for OS/360 in The Mythical Man-Month.
As of 2003 he was still engaged in active research there, primarily in virtual worldss and molecular graphics.
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 Learn more about Fred Brooks in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Brooks joined IBM in 1956, working in Poughkeepsie and Yorktown, New York.
Brooks later wrote of the development process for OS/360 in The Mythical Man-Month.
As of 2003 he was still engaged in active research there, primarily in virtual worldss and molecular graphics.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /f/fr/fred_brooks.html   (310 words)

 IBM Archives: Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.
On February 19, 1985, Fred Brooks was one of three former IBM employees to receive the first National Technology Medal from U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
Brooks, Erich Bloch and Bob O. Evans were recognized for their contributions to the development of the IBM System/360, which helped to revolutionize the data processing industry.
Brooks said in 2001: "Today's general purpose computers are the result of putting together the evolution of the scientific computing and business computing strands.
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 BROOKS Stair Lift US - About BROOKS Stair Lifts
Frederick Brooks designed his first stair lift for his wife Grace, when she started to find stairs just too difficult because of her rheumatoid arthritis.
Word soon spread, and before long people with mobility difficulties and health professionals from all over Britain were calling on Fred Brooks to commission their own stair lift.
The Fred Brooks stair lift Company was formed in 1973 in Camberley, Surrey, following growing interest in the invention, particularly from local councils.
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 Gamasutra - Features - "Postcard From The GDC 2003: Programming Keynote Delivered By Fred Brooks"
Brooks worked at IBM in the OS/360 days, and led the Department of Computer Science at UNC for 20 years.
Brooks is an advocate of the "software architect" role - an individual who understands the user's needs, and ensures consistency across a whole product.
Brooks talked about the role of software architects, conceptual integrity for software products, and many other subjects such as version control and communication in large software teams.
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 The Driving Force--April 1996 Endeavors
Brooks also led the team that developed the IBM System/360, the first line of differently sized computers that had the ability to share software.
Brooks' essays on software engineering are written the way he talks: direct, down-to-earth language rich with colloquialisms and visual images.
Brooks made a full-size, cardboard model of the grand piano, took it to the stairwell, and experimented until he'd figured out exactly how to get it into the apartment.
www.research.unc.edu /endeavors/end496/brooks.htm   (873 words)

 Fred Brooks
'''Frederick Phillips Brooks, Jr.''' (born April 19, 1931) is a software engineer and computer scientist, best-known for managing the development of OS/360, then later writing candidly about the process in his seminal book ''The Mythical Man-Month''.
He worked on the architecture of the IBM 7030Stretch (a $10m scientific supercomputer for the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory) and Harvest (computer)Harvest computers and then was manager for the development of the System/360 family of computers and the OS/360 software they ran.
It was in ''The Mythical Man-Month'' that Brooks made the now-famous statement: "Adding people to a late software project makes it later." This has since come to be known as "Brooks' law." In addition to ''The Mythical Man-Month'', Brooks is known for ''No Silver Bullet'', an essay on software engineering.
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 GSATC : GSATC Home Page
Fred Brooks explores the role of individuals and groups in the design of creative and complex systems.
Brooks coined the term "computer architecture" and was project manager for the development of the IBM Corporation's System/360 family of computers and Operating System/360 software.
Brooks' early concern for word processing led to his selection of the 8-bit byte, the decision to make the byte the addressable unit and the inclusion of a full upper- and lower-case character set.
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 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Television (Mister Rogers)
Fred Rogers began his television career as a result of his being convicted of child molestation; one condition of his sentence was that he fulfill a community service obligation by performing a television show for children on a local public station.
Fred Rogers got his start in television through his musical background when, after earning a bachelor's degree in music composition in 1951, he was hired by NBC television in New York to serve as an assistant producer (and later as a floor director) for several of the
Fred Rogers always wore long-sleeved shirts and sweaters on his show to conceal the tattoos on his arms he obtained while serving in the military.
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 No Silver Bullet Essence and Accidents of Software Engineering
Briefly, Brooks argues that software disappoints because it is so different from tangible goods, being made of bits not atoms, that the solutions that make tangible goods meet our expectations cannot possibly apply.
At Chapel Hill, Brooks founded the UNC Dept. of Computer Science and has participated in the establishment and guiding of the Microelectronics Center of North Carolina, the Triangle Universities Computation Center, and the North Carolina Educational Computing Service.
Brooks received his Ph.D. fin what is today computer science) from Harvard, where he was a student of Howard Aiken.
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 Agile .NET CT - Agile, Scrum and .NET software development in Connecticut » Fred Brooks, the “Abraham of ...
Brooks is the “Abraham of Agile”, the originator and father of Agile.
A quick Google of “Fred Brooks Agile” reveals that Dr. Jeff Sutherland’s blog entry of June 26 2006 honors Mr.
Let’s all admit that Fred Brooks is the Father of Agile, and that we are all, in some sense, his Agile descendants.
www.newtechusa.com /agile/blog/?p=1   (362 words)

 Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.
Brooks, Jr., F.P. "The Computer Scientist as Toolsmith II." Keynote/Newell Award address at SIGGRAPH '94, (Orlando, FL, July 1994).
Brooks, Jr., F.P., 1994: "Is There Any Real Virtue in Virtual Reality?" Public lecture co-sponsored by the Royal Academy of Engineering and the British Computer Society, November 30, London.
Brooks, Jr., F.P., chm., V. Basili, B. Boehm, E. Bond, N. Eastman, D.L. Evans, A.K. Jones, M. Shaw, C.A. Zraket.
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 Fred Brooks to Speak at CU   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Brooks, Kenan Professor of Computer Science at UNC-Chapel Hill, coined the phrase “computer architecture” when he was a project manager for development of the IBM Corporation’s System/360 computers and Operating System/360 software.
He is the first in a series of speakers on the topic of design – a topic of interest to students and faculty from many programs and colleges,” said Caron St. John, interim associate dean of the College of Business and Behavioral Science.
Brooks received his undergraduate degree in physics from Duke University in 1953.
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 The Trek Nation - Columns
This week, Fred Shedian takes a look at the two Voyager adventures 'Repression' and 'Critical Care.' He gives is commentary on both, as well as giving a summary of some trends he is beginning to see with Voyager: Season 7.
Fred Shedian reviews recent episodes of the modern version of Gene Roddenberry's universe, as well as new episodes of his new one.
In his new column, Fred examines why this is the case.
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 Bio: Brooks, Fred (1925)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Fred Brooks, who travels for the Schwan Sausage Co. of Eau Claire, had the unique experience Friday of having a deer commit suicide by using his car as the method of snuffing off.
Fred hit her, however, or rather the deer hit Fred, for she struck the rear fender of his car and was alost instantly killed.
Fred stopped and picked her up and hauled the carcass into Park Falls, where he interviewed a game warden and enabled to buy the deer.
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 Ghostweather Blog: Fred Brooks and Late Projects
Fred is of course famous for The Mythical Man Month, in which he argues Brooks's Law: "Adding people to a late software project makes it later."
Brooks' law depends heavily on the amount of information that has to be communicated.
Scott notes that there are caveats or objections to the original Brooks Law linking project lateness and adding manpower (item summary here, he says more about each): It depends who the manpower is. Some teams can absorb more change than others.
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 Fred Brooks   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Fred Brooks, age 91 of Fremont, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2002 at the Transitional Health Services in Fremont.
He was born on June 4, 1911 in Everett, Michigan to Milo J. and Bessie (Bowley) Brooks and married Mabel Barritt on October 8, 1937 in Everett.
He is survived by his wife, Mabel of Fremont; his son, Jack Brooks of Fremont; his daughter, Elaine Brooks of La Jolla, California; two brothers, Arnold (Gwen) Brooks of Grand Rapids; John (Frieda Brooks of Orlando, Florida.
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 Welcome to webShops - Brooks Feed and Farm
Fred Brooks, stocks everything from feed and supplies for farm animals to everything necessary for your household pets or home gardening needs.
Brooks also stocks a wide variety of birds, bird houses, cages, feeders and bird seed to keep our feathered friends happy whether they're domestic or wild.
Brooks prides itself on its wide and varied assortment of affordably priced pet, farm, and seasonal products.
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 Brooks & Dunn Tickets - Cheap Brooks & Dunn Concert Show Tickets At Onlineseats
Whether Brooks And Dunn will have the longevity of the Bellamy Brothers remains to be seen, but to date, they rock harder, write sharper novelty songs and have considerably more stage personality.
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