“When you think of famous inventors, you probably think of Thomas Edison and his work with the light bulb, Alexander Graham Bell and the telephone, and Eli Whitney with the cotton gin, all men. Women, however, have played a great role with inventions that have helped further develop the world as you know it.”
These 15 Inventions of Women Changed The World…
Women in computer science have a role model in Grace Hopper. She and Howard Aiken designed Harvard’s Mark I computer, a five-ton, room-sized machine in 1944. Hopper invented the compiler that translated written language into computer code and coined the terms “bug” and “debugging” when she had to remove moths from the device. In 1959, Hopper was part of the team that developed COBOL, one of the first modern programming languages.
Via: Mental Floss