Friday, September 08, 2006

who was grace hopper?

i cannot for the life of me remember how i ended up on an internet page about grace hopper, but i did. what's the big deal about her? well, first of all, she's an unsung woman who achieved a lot in her field. secondly, she's the person who invented the term computer "bug". in 1951 she was working on the UNIVAC computer, and found a moth in its workings that was causing a problem. she removed it and placed it in the logbook! if you are interested, here are some links to learn a little more about her:

the wit and wisdom of grace hopper

pioneer computer scientist

brief biography

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