About the Author

This brief introduction to Forth was written by Gordon Charlton, who is a member of the Forth Interest Group, and of the Forth Interest Group UK.

Gordon has been using Forth since 1985 when he bought a Jupiter Ace, which was styled after the Sinclair ZX80 but had Forth in ROM. These days he uses an Apple Macintosh with 4Meg of RAM, or 4096 times as much as the Jupiter Ace. Both machines are similar, however, in that the operating system uses roughly half the available RAM!

When Gordon is not programming he spends his time as a house-spouse bringing up his beautiful curly haired son, Alex.

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