Sunday, March 8, 2015

Admiral Grace Hopper - Fact and Fiction


Grace was an amazing woman - FACT.


Anonymous said...

The core facts of the story are true -- including the date of September 9 and time of 15:45 hours -- but that's not how this meaning of the word bug appeared in the dictionary. Inventors and engineers had been talking about bugs for more than a century before the moth in the relay incident. Even Thomas Edison used the word. Here's an extract of a letter he wrote in 1878 to Theodore Puskas, as cited in The Yale Book of Quotations (2006):

'Bugs' -- as such little faults and difficulties are called -- show themselves and months of intense watching, study and labor are requisite before commercial success or failure is certainly reached.

HMS Defiant said...

Catch the left hand. Right there at the tip of the fingers.

My kind of Captain.

Captain Steve said...

I had the honor of learning basic computing from her when assigned to the Navy Command Center in 1976. The classes were at the Washington Navy Yard. What a Lady!