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Saturday, August 14, 2010

1987 Grace Hopper Interview

Robert Collins of It's A Cobol World sent a 1987 Grace Hopper interview 

Robert sent:
I just spent the last bit reading an interview with Grace.

There are some gems in the interview which have nothing to do with COBOL.

Her approach to management, sales, leadership, etc. come through quite well in the text. (And is quite revealing about government information technology practices, then and now - Dick)

She was even a proponent of distributed computing and felt the reason everything ran on a mainframe was that "that was the only box they had".

An interesting read.

Robert Collins
Senior Solution Architect
Micro Focus 
http://domer1987.wordpress.com/2010/08/12/oral-history-interview-of-captain-grace-murray-hopper-by-angeline-pantages/