(via Grace Hopper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Dammit! How is it that playing around with CodeAcademy (have you tried it yet? you should.) is the only way I’ve heard about Grace Hopper?!? And I fancy myself a computer person and particularly interested in women in computer history, and yet here’s the popularizer of the term “debug” - because she literally removed a moth from a relay in the computer - and the inventor of COBOL and standardized programming for COBOL and FORTRAN…and I didn’t know a thing about her.
“In 1952 she had an operational compiler. “Nobody believed that,” she said. “I had a running compiler and nobody would touch it. They told me computers could only do arithmetic.”[15]”
A compiler. On UNIVAC. That no one said was possible.
Here’s the moth she debugged, by the by:

I salute you Rear Admiral “Amazing Grace” Murray Hopper!

(via Grace Hopper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Dammit! How is it that playing around with CodeAcademy (have you tried it yet? you should.) is the only way I’ve heard about Grace Hopper?!? And I fancy myself a computer person and particularly interested in women in computer history, and yet here’s the popularizer of the term “debug” - because she literally removed a moth from a relay in the computer - and the inventor of COBOL and standardized programming for COBOL and FORTRAN…and I didn’t know a thing about her.

In 1952 she had an operational compiler. “Nobody believed that,” she said. “I had a running compiler and nobody would touch it. They told me computers could only do arithmetic.”[15]

A compiler. On UNIVAC. That no one said was possible.

Here’s the moth she debugged, by the by:

I salute you Rear Admiral “Amazing Grace” Murray Hopper!

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