Women in Computer Science (Grace Hopper)

Today is also the birthday of Admiral Grace Hopper.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Hopper

who is attributed with the naming of computer glitches as “bugs”. Back in the day of large monolithic systems that took up rooms and had less processing power than my cell phone. A small moth had crawled into a relay (two metal plates moved by a magnet – open/close). When discovered it was attached to the log report for the glitch , to this day they are ¬†generally known as “bug reports” !

So, Computer Science, not just for the boys.

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