[TUHS] Happy birthday, Grace Hopper and J.F.Ossana!

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Sun Dec 10 09:02:16 AEST 2017


As promised :-)

Augusta Ada King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace (and daughter of Lord Byron), 
was born on this day in 1815; arguably the world's first computer 
programmer and a highly independent woman, she saw the potential in 
Charles Babbage's new-fangled invention.

J.F.Ossanna was given unto us on this day in 1928; a prolific programmer, 
he not only had a hand in developing Unix but also gave us the ROFF 
series.

Who'ld've thought that two computer greats would share the same birthday?

-- 
Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer."


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