I bought a new computer today. A tiny $9 computer. It is being funded using Kickstarter. In order for Next Thing Co. to get down to the $9 price point they needed to order in bulk. At the point this
The American computer industry seems dominated by people like me – males. But it was not always this way. While writing about SAGE in previous posts, I learned that at the beginning of the computer age, most programmers were women. My skills, including programming languages and tools, have a foundation built on the contributions of those who came before me. It turns out that I code like a girl, using concepts pioneered by women.
In the 1950s, the United States was worried about the threat of a Russian nuclear attack. But an Air Force computer helped allay those fears. SAGEMy last post about oscilloscopes mentioned the Semi-A