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"Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age" is a great book:

http://www.amazon.com/Invention-Information-Lemelson-Studies...

dave1629 · 2013-12-29 · Original thread
Kurt Beyer's book on Grace Hopper gives a great perspective on the early days of computing: http://www.amazon.com/Invention-Information-Lemelson-Studies...

A very comprehensive view an lots of great stories in James Gleick's _The Information_: http://www.amazon.com/Information-History-Theory-Flood/dp/14...

ibrow · 2013-12-09 · Original thread
Slightly off topic, but has anyone read "Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age"[1]? It's been on my wishlist for ages, but I've not got round to buying/reading it yet.

[1] http://www.amazon.co.uk/Invention-Information-Lemelson-Studi...

shaunxcode · 2013-01-24 · Original thread
It is also important to remember that COBOL was the result of design by committee in the attempt to please all parties and not her opus. This is an incredible book about her life and contribution: http://www.amazon.com/Invention-Information-Lemelson-Studies...
shaunxcode · 2010-07-22 · Original thread
Lately I have been reading the biography of Grace Hopper which is essentially about the genesis of programming/programming languages/compilers etc. Super motivating to read about the passion and belief that was required to create out of the ether an entirely new world. http://www.amazon.com/Invention-Information-Lemelson-Studies...

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