Birthday of a lady who helped invent the modern computer

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Freedomforall
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Birthday of a lady who helped invent the modern computer

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Everyday I eagerly await an email from The Writer's Almanac. It is a short audio clip produced by Garrison Keillor. He is one of my favorite writers/entertainer. His podcast always includes birthdays of famous people who have since passed. Todays mention included the birthday of Grace Hopper. Carl I thought you might appreicate this. I am including the link to avoid any copyright infringements and also for those of you who might be interested in listening to the Almanac. The link includes past episodes of A Prairie Home Companion show which is another great production by Garrison Keillor.


http://www.garrisonkeillor.com/radio/tw ... er-9-2019/

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Re: Birthday of a lady who helped invent the modern computer

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Thought for a minute that you were referring to Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron and colleague of Charles Babbage. They worked to create the first programmable computer a hundred years earlier.
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There were many women inventors and scientists whose work is played down or completely forgotten: Hedy Lamarr's invention of frequency-hopping encryption, Hertha Ayerton's research into the fundamentals of electric arcs for lighting and "Miss Shilling's Orifice" were just three of the many contributions made by women.
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