[TUHS] Grace Hopper

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Sun Dec 9 13:31:07 AEST 2018

I got to meet her a couple times. I got a nanosecond from her twice
and lost both of them. One story she told was of navigating tokyo
using an international language ... Cobol.
On Sat, Dec 8, 2018 at 12:06 PM Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
> We gained Rear Admiral Grace Hopper on this day in 1906; known as "Amazing
> Grace", she was a remarkable woman, both in computers and the Navy.  She
> coined the term "debugging" when she extracted a moth from a set of relay
> contacts from a computer (the Harvard Mk I) and wrote "computer debugged"
> in the log, taping the deceased Lepidoptera in there as well.  She was
> convinced that computers could be programmed in an English-like language
> and developed Flow-Matic, which in turn became, err, COBOL...  She was
> posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016 by Barack
> Obama.
> -- Dave

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