Now for some lagniappe - the name of this author rang a bell. It was the name of the person who taught an introductory computer programming course that I took at Columbia in 1961 and wrote about recently in this LJ. The bio said he worked at IBM and a bit of googling made it seem pretty certain and this was confirmed via email. He was a very interesting instructor and this course was the catalyst to my career (I told him so in my email).
(As an added connection, this Userpic was taken at my part time job the previous year teaching 7th and 8th grade physics while I was a physics grad student at Columbia.)