[Ads-l] Antedating of "Firmware"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Nov 30 03:54:50 UTC 2015

The OED's first citation for the word "firmware" is dated 1968.  According to Wikipedia, the term was actually coined in the following article:

Opler, Ascher (January 1967). "Fourth-Generation Software". Datamation 13 (1): 22–24.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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