RIP: Betty Holberton

From: Dave McGuire <>
Date: Wed Dec 12 03:55:12 2001

On December 12, Jeffrey S. Sharp wrote:
> 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
> grandmother.
> 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.

  WOW...I would love to have talked with her for an hour or two. Or
three. Maybe four.


Dave McGuire
St. Petersburg, FL
Received on Wed Dec 12 2001 - 03:55:12 GMT

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