[opensource] Office Computer Name]

Steven James Samuel Stapleton stapleton at mps.ohio-state.edu
Mon Nov 6 18:08:18 EST 2006


Grace Hopper, I knew I was forgetting someone important. I second that 
nomination

-Jim Stapleton

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Dinan" <dinan at cse.ohio-state.edu>
To: <Opensource at cse.ohio-state.edu>
Sent: Monday, November 06, 2006 5:46 PM
Subject: [Fwd: Re: [opensource] Office Computer Name]


> Still working on the newsgroup problem.  Forwarded post follows:
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [opensource] Office Computer Name
> Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2006 07:54:51 -0500
> From: B A Bair <bbair at cse.ohio-state.edu>
>
> Ahem...
> Where's the first programmer, Ada Lovelace? or the inventor of the
> compiler, Grace Hopper?
>
> How about the original six Eniac programmers, Kathleen McNulty Mauchly
> Antonelli, Jean Jennings Bartik, Frances Snyder Holberton, Marlyn
> Wescoff Meltzer, Frances Bilas Spence and Ruth Lichterman Teitelbaum?
> Lots of good name possibilities there.
>
> For fun, you should also look up Radia Perlman, Jean E Sammet, Sally
> Floyd, Barbara Liskov, and Irma Wyman.
>
> And if you're interested in living pioneers, ACM just inducted Susan
> Landau (Sun) and Tracy Camp (Colorado School of Mines) into their roster
> of distinguished computer engineers.
>
> My personal hero(ine) is Helen Grenier.
>
> :-)
> Bettina
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