Thursday, August 14, 2008


(these are online photos I grabbed, not the stuff I have)

Grace Murray Hopper, FIRST person to make computers understand English.-Yale Educated, Navy Woman to the Core, Retiring once, being recalled to Service.."Rear Admiral Dr. Grace Murray Hopper was a remarkable woman who grandly rose to the challenges of programming the first computers. During her lifetime as a leader in the field of software development concepts, she contributed to the transition from primitive programming techniques to the use of sophisticated compilers. .."
I am so Excited I can BARELY get out my information...
My Friend and I were Garage Sailing...

She found a box of old photos, news article, papers from Washington D.C., the PENTAGON ....and this lady Grace Hopper's pictures, papers etc are included in it. "this Lady" seems SO disrespectful. BECAUSE OF HER...Computers work. She worked for the Early RAND Corporation.
She retired, and was "requested" to return because of computer crisis of the Govt. in making computers integrate. She didn't retire until '88.
We have an original menu of the dinner of one of her special award events!

OK, On TOP of all this...are MANY MANY "Pentagon Released" photos of old war ships, missiles, in PENTAGON envelope!
I'm shallow enough that yes, some sort of similar photos seem to be selling for about 25 dollars each on ebay.
How bout a Picture of the underwater firing of a Polaris A-3 missile from an "unnamed" submarine? GOT IT.
the USS SEAFOX, off coast of OAHU - GOT IT!!!



Jerri said...

I read your posting with great interest today. I am the marketing person for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing which will be held in October. I would be very interested in hearing more about your garage sale find and possibly doing an article on it for our Anita Borg Institute Newsletter. We host the celebration in memory of Grace Hopper and I'm sure everyone would be thrilled to see pictures/scans of the Memorabilia you've found.

Please let me know if this would be possible. You can reach me at


Lady Liberal said...

That is AWESOME!!! Why doesn't this woman get more press for her contributions????