Learning from the past of computer science: Rear Admiral Grace Hopper video interview

mark i computer grace hopperThinking of this tiny yet so strong woman should really think about how far we’ve gone from the very early calculators.

Watching this 1983 CBS interview with Rear Admiral Grace Hopper will reveal (to those who didn’t know) how much she did to computer science and how much IT has gone far from the very early post-WWII days when Hopper, then 36, stopped teaching Math and began debugging (she’s credited of inventing the term itself) the Mark I computer.

During the interview I discovered she taught a very smart lesson: how long does electricity signals (i.e. bits) travel in a nanosecond?
Watch out for the answer!

[Via CBS]

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