A brief discussion on the history and purpose of Fortran for scientific and engineering computing is given. This leads to the role Fortran, in its various environments, will likely play well into the 21st century.
"The Importance Of Fortran In The 21st Century,"
Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods: Vol. 2
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/jmasm/vol2/iss1/3