RIP: Betty Holberton

From: Jeffrey S. Sharp <>
Date: Wed Dec 12 00:33:07 2001

One of the coolest moments in my life was when I met, entirely by chance,
an old lady at the local hospital that was one of the early Real
Programmers. She was sharing a double-bed room with my girlfriend's

I believe she said she had worked with the ENIAC, but I am not certain.
She said that when she retired, video display terminals were just
beginning to supplant printing terminals. There was a whole conversation
in there somewhere, but unfortunately it has been forgotten in the sands
of time.

Nevertheless, it was a truly spiritual experience.

Jeffrey S. Sharp
Received on Wed Dec 12 2001 - 00:33:07 GMT

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