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Oral history interview with Grace Murray Hopper, ca. 1976.

Author: Grace Murray Hopper; Christopher Riche Evans
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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In this wide ranging interview Hopper begins by discussing her involvement with early custom computers, work with the U.S. Navy, and the evolution of programming. She describes her work under Howard Aiken and with Richard Bloch and Robert V.D. Campbell on the Mark I computer at Harvard University during World War II. Hopper compares the Mark I with the ENIAC and Whirlwind computers and discusses the influence of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Named Person: Howard H Aiken; Richard M Bloch; Robert V D Campbell; Charles Babbage; John V Atanasoff; J Presper Eckert; John W Mauchly
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Grace Murray Hopper; Christopher Riche Evans
OCLC Number: 63289916
In: Christopher Riche Evans, Pioneers of computing
Description: audiocassettes : 1 (90 min. each) : analog, mono Transcript : 20 pages Computer data (1 file : 43K)

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In this wide ranging interview Hopper begins by discussing her involvement with early custom computers, work with the U.S. Navy, and the evolution of programming. She describes her work under Howard Aiken and with Richard Bloch and Robert V.D. Campbell on the Mark I computer at Harvard University during World War II. Hopper compares the Mark I with the ENIAC and Whirlwind computers and discusses the influence of Charles Babbage and John V. Atanasoff on the design of custom computers. She concludes the interview with a discussion of her work under J. Presper Eckert and John W. Mauchly in Remington Rand's Univac Division.

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