MY OWN SOFTWARE

In 1989, I purchased a popular hydraulic package from a software reseller in San Diego. The package came with a supplement, which consisted of ten programs to solve various hydraulic problems. I took the software to Santa Cruz de la Sierra, in Bolivia, and installed it in an IBM PC 286, which was used in those days. At the time, I was working on a sediment routing model for the Pirai river basin.

Great was my surprise to find one of the supplement programs all too familiar. It was a program to calculate the Modified Einstein Procedure (now available online). The form of its output left me no doubt that it was my own software, which I had developed at Colorado State University in the middle 1970s.

 

Erosional features of the landscape in the Pirai river basin,
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.

Erosional features of the landscape in the Pirai river basin,
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.