Where does the word "Programming" come from?
I'm referring to the word "program" as referring to "to instruct a computer". Programming, programmer etc...
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It started out as meaning something like "An ordered list of things to happen- a plan or a scheme." That fit with the things computer scientists were making- a list of commands, a plan of action, so they started calling the things they were making "programs."