Rear Admiral Grace Hopper (December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992) was a U.S. Naval officer and a pioneering computer programmer. Among other accomplishments, Admiral Hopper was instrumental in the development of the computer programming language COBOL. Here’s another fun fact: she was the first to use the term “debugging” for removing glitches (or bugs) from computer instructions. The very first computer bug was, in fact, a moth. Read more about “Amazing Grace” at this week’s web picks.
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