xii, 389 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
9780262013109 hardcover alkaline paper 026201310X hardcover alkaline paper
Lemelson Center studies in invention and innovation.
This is a biography which explores the career of computer visionary Grace Murray Hopper, whose innovative work in programming laid the foundations for the user-friendliness of today's personal computers.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The myth of amazing Grace The rebirth of Grace Murray Hopper The origins of computer programming The Harvard Computation Laboratory The beginning of a computing community The 1947 Harvard symposium on Large-Scale Digital Calculating Machinery Staring into the abyss The education of a computer IBM answers Remington Rand's challenge The development of problem-oriented languages Distributed invention matures : Grace Hopper and the development of Cobol Inventing the information age.