[TUHS] Happy birthday, Grace Hopper!

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Wed Dec 9 03:34:47 AEST 2015

OK, slightly OT...

Rear Admiral Grace ("Amazing") Hopper PhD was given unto us in 1906.  She 
was famous for coining the term "debugging", whereby a moth was removed 
from a relay contact in a *real* computer[*].

However, she must be condemned for giving us COBOL; yes, I know that vile 
language, but I carefully leave it off my CV, as it seemed to be designed 
for suits (Business Studies of course, but nothing technical) to spy upon 
their programmers.

Defined, of course, where you could open a door and step inside it; I 
actually did that once.

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

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