Early computing in Denmark
The first Danish build computer was called DASK (for Dansk Algoritmisk Sekvens Kalkulator). It was officially inagurated February 13, 1958. DASK was based on radio tubes and based upon a similar Swedish construction.
The GIER computer was built around 1960 by the Danish company, Regnecentralen. The acronym GIER stands for Geodætisk Institut Elektronisk Regnemaskine).
There is even a GIER simulator running GIER programs on a Windows PC.
The following extract from "A Manual of GIER Programming" (1963) gives a basic introduction to computer programming:
Further GIER documentation are avilable from:
The picture shows some of the pioneers from these days. Jørn Jensen (tp the left) is called the first programmer in Denmark. Here is working on the DASK. To the right is Niels Ivae Bech, the first managing director of Regnecentralen.
For more information on early computing visit:
Regnecentralen and Algol60
Dansk Datahistorisk Forening:
Mindeord over Niels Ivar Bech:
On Computer Languages