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Marcel van der Veer Digital heritage
Message in a bottle
March 2023

Recently, a letter from the National Library of the Netherlands, a distinguished institute founded in 1798, was delivered in my mailbox …

Marcel van der Veer People
Of kings and pawns
February 2023

Throughout our lives interesting persons cross our paths and I am grateful to have been in their company …

Marcel van der Veer Education
Beyond the multiverse
January 2023

A recent study suggests that during the last decades less and less groundbreaking scientific discoveries were made …

Marcel van der Veer Science
Warp speed, mister Sulu!
October 2022

Hardly anyone will dispute that Einstein's general theory of relativity is well established now …

Marcel van der Veer Computing history
FORTRAN - lingua franca with a promising future behind it
March 2022

In the eighties, science undergraduates like me took a course in structured programming at the computer science department …

Marcel van der Veer Tech Tips
Let the music play on - vintage HiFi
July 2018

Lately I needed to call on some of my now rusty electronics skills since I came into some older HiFi equipment in need of attention …

Marcel van der Veer Education
Be multilingual!
January 2018

Every year my daughter's high school invites parents to partake in an evening of information sessions, to help students orient themselves on their future …

Marcel van der Veer Science
Classical thermodynamics in a nutshell
November 2017

Recently I met during an event at my Alma Mater, the University of Nijmegen, my high school physics teacher …

Marcel van der Veer Algol 68
A brief history of Algol 68 Genie
November 2016

Being the author of Algol 68 Genie, people frequently ask me why a physical chemist wrote an Algol 68 compiler …

Marcel van der Veer Computing history
Running Algol68C on MVS
October 2012

Recently, Algol68C Release 1.3039 was made public for download …

Marcel van der Veer Algol 68
Revised Report on the Algorithmic Language Algol 68
June 2009

This is a translation of the Algol 68 Revised Report into HTML, for distribution with Algol 68 Genie, an Open Source Algol 68 interpreter …