Archive for November, 2011

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Programmed to Succeed: Betty Holberton

The ENIAC-the world’s first electronic computer-weighed 30 tons, filled a 30-by-50-foot room, and was programmed by women. Come again? It’s true. Although our heads are filled with images of computing as a man’s world, and my history books are filled with pictures of men as the field’s creative geniuses, during World War II, Rosie the […]