American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Computer Science The programs, routines, and symbolic languages that control the functioning of the hardware and direct its operation.
- n. computing Encoded computer instructions, usually modifiable (unless stored in some form of unalterable memory such as ROM). Compare hardware.
- n. (computer science) written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory
- From soft + -ware, by contrast with hardware ("the computer itself"). Coined 1953 by Paul Niquette; first used in print by John Tukey 1958. (Wiktionary)
“CNC Software, Inc. is proud to introduce Mastercam® for SolidWorks®, which combines the world's leading modeling software with the world's most widely-used CAM software*.”
“Commercial software development: the * software* is the product.”
“NICKJ AirRadar is an excellent piece of software, and it deserves a review that reflects your opinion of it * as a piece of software*.”
“Working in software is often one of the most thankless tasks (.. and I don't work in games).”
“Given the fact that (a) that Indian legislators have clearly chosen to exclude software from the list of patentable inventions (b) that open source software is important to India's long-term strategic interests, and (c) there is a growing global outcry against software patents, we hereby request you to ensure that the Draft Patent Manual reflects the will and intent of the Indian Parliament.”
“The term software, on the other hand, is ambiguous.”
“The term software engineering was used occasionally in the late 1950s and early 1960s, though some argue that software engineering was coined by F.L. Bauer.”
“At home, I realized that the latest version of the label software doesn't replace characters when exporting, at least not for thirty days.”
“In other news, I've rolled the label software out to 18 out of 19 branches now. 4 of those branches are in full production, another 6 or 7 at least are partially in production.”
“Afterwards, Neil was mobbed, and he said one more interesting thing that I can't help but repeat: that he doesn't like the term software architect because it pre-supposes a rigidity in software when what is so wonderful about it is that it is very plastic, something people write for ourselves and can change how we like …”
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