- 1980 - re: 1968 ... The best we could do was to send with it a minority report, stating our considered view that, "... as a tool for the reliable creation of sophisticated programs, the language [ALGOL 68] was a failure." [...] - C. A. R. Hoare Oct 1980
¢ My commentary: Algol68 should have been adopted and replaced Algol60, but [IMHO] instead Algol68 was shot down by a vocal minority. Sure, I would love to own and drive a 1961 E-type Jaguar, but it would be better with airbags and a GPS. So the 1968 Security, Efficiency, Type-safety, Standardization and Internationalization offered by Algol68 (which predates C11 well by over 40 years!) should have been leveraged in 1968! Algol68 is kind of like a 1961 E-type Jaguar, but with seat-belts, air-bags, a roll-bar, traction-control and modern tyres! ¢
BTW: As a wonderful example of today's "crowd-sourcing": Do you regularly have aircraft pass (or cross paths) over your home/community? but you live in the "middle-of-every-where"... How about becoming part of "flight-aware" and to help track aircraft? If your location is "desirable", then you may get a free [ADS-B] to put on your roof... Here is the current coverage map: http://flightaware.com/adsb/coverage.
Click MH370 for an example of this flightaware's tracking of MH370.
Update: My best guess as to where MH370 is... On a "great circle" west of Kuda Huvadhoo (in the Maldives).