Admiral Grace Hopper: my encounter escorting her to college speech, Classic Hopper speech using wire to reveal nanosecond electrical travel, Book she sent
I was “cleaning house” recently and came upon a book given to me circa 1980 by Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (a captain then) after I escorted her to a speech she gave at the small college in NC where I taught Computer Science.
My first thought was that the book was kept out of sight, collecting dust and should see the light of day and serve a purpose. I initially thought of selling it, perhaps on Ebay, but then decided it should go to the right person or place.
The more I thought about it and looked on the internet, the more I realized that the book, as well as the article should be shared.
The only reference on the internet to the book she gave me was here:
David Linowes Papers: A Guide to His Papers at the Jimmy Carter Library Collection Summary
Selected Computer Articles 78 – Department of Defense Computer Institute
I could find no reference on the internet except for a few quotes to the article she wrote: “David and Goliath” so I typed in the article and placed it here:
Many opinions about Grace Hopper’s personality have been written.
Though my encounter was a tiny snippet in her long career, I believe it is important to tell my story.
Grace Murray Hopper coined the phrase computer bug and helped develop early computer languages. She also had a personal side and had a devotion to education.
The book she sent me.
And the note from her desk.