Particular Passions

Particular Passions: Talks with Women who Shaped our Times


The oral biography of Grace Murray Hopper, whose work with early computers transformed mathematical symbols into words, helping to usher in the era of technology.

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“Anybody who’s been bitten by the computer bug and had the fun of making... things do things in the fraction of the time and make them do all sorts of things you never had any chance to do, why... you want to keep on doing it.

I have insatiable curiosity. It’s solving problems. Every time you solve a problem, another one shows up immediately behind it. That’s the challenge... it’s always new and different.

Wouldn’t it be dull to do things that ended? I’m having a heck of a good time and contributing a little bit here and there to solving problems.”

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