As Whitney has pointed out it is Women’s History Month…so in keeping with that I offer up this story…
Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, USNR
Born: Grace Brewster Murray Hopper, New York, New York, December 9, 1906
Died: Arlington, Virginia, January 1, 1992
I find her story fascinating as she is a little known Pioneer of Computer Science. One I think we all can now say we owe a debt of gratitude. Hopper was a graduate of Vassar with a B.A in mathematics in 1928 and later went onto an M.A from Yale in 1930 and a PhD in 1934. Hopper came from a military family where she later joined the Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service) in December, 1943. She was commissioned Lieutenant in July 1944 where she reported to the Bureau of Ordnance Computation Project at Harvard. With that appointment she was involved with a program to “build” an “Automatic Sequence-Controlled Calculator.” She joined the business world in 1949 and went onto hold several business, academia, and military associations throughout the years when in 1983 she was promoted to Commodore at a ceremony in the White House. Two years later she was again promoted to Rear Admiral Hopper. Her accomplishments include a device called the “compiler.” Her body of work includes developments in digital computing, subroutines, and formula translations. Basically…what we have today known as the “computer.” She was buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full Naval Honors on January 7, 1992.
Today as we recover from the news of Andrew Breitbart…the message that has come across loud and clear is that we move HIS message forward. So with a heavy heart we will do just that. Continued Prayers to his family and friends…and this Nation.
Tricare…When will they take a cut? Panetta? Anyone..Anyone?
My Aunt Fannie…this is absurd! I spent a better part of my life dealing with this FRAUD…
Golf Anyone?…Please…Anyone who has ever played golf has at least cheated a time or two…It’s like Clinton saying he ”Never Inhaled.” (Winter Rules)
10 days and counting til Bannon drops Breitbarts video bombs he had on Obama…
Now that’s just cheating…
On This Day:
1949 – The B-50 Superfortress Lucky Lady II landed in Fort Worth, TX. The American plane had completed the first non-stop around-the-world flight.
Okay P4A Kids…this is a short and sweet round-up of what has taken place in the last few hours. My phone started buzzing about 6am with the news of Andrew Breitbart. With that I think it is just a time to reflect on life, politics, and how we deal with all of it. Firelight has passed the torch to this newbie blogger in order for her to spend some extra time with her kids, family and herself. So bare with me…you may see a bit more of me in the future.
You all Have a Good Day and Reflect on what is important in your lives!