So, 52 years ago starts a story in Electronics Weekly's edition of November 2nd 1960.
The story continues:
'An essential feature of a programme is that it should run trouble-free almost at once.'
'The preparation of a perfect set of instructions at the outset would take considerable time for a complex computer application.'
'It is claimed that such tasks have taken several man years. The most difficult programmes written by Vaughan Services, however, usually take about two months.'