References for John Backus
- J W Backus, The History of Fortran I, II and III, History of Programming Languages (New York, 1981).
- G Booch, Oral History of John Backus. Interviewed by: Grady Booch. Recorded: September 5, 2006 Ashland, Oregon, Computer History Museum.
- R Gabriels, D Gerrits and P Kooijmans, John W Backus. 3 December 1924 -17 March 2007 (29 May 2007).
- S Lohr, John W. Backus, 82, Fortran Developer, Dies, The New York Times (20 March 2007).
- D E Shasha and C A Lazere, John Backus. A restless inventor, in Out of their minds: The lives and discoveries of 15 great computer scientists (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1998), 5-20.
- John Backus. Formula Translator, Lemelson-MIT Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- S Weiss, John Backus, The History of Computing Project.