Rack of Tubes?

Discussion in 'Amplitude Modulation' started by AC0OB, Jun 29, 2019.

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  1. AC0OB

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  2. N2EY

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    The 1962 photo shows four mathematician/programmers holding parts of four early Army digital computers, showing the dramatic reductions in size for a specific function.

    They're women who pioneered computer software. They deserve respect for the amazing work they did.

    From left to right:

    Patsy Simmers, holding ENIAC unit.

    Mrs. Gail Taylor, holding EDVAC unit.

    Mrs. Milly Beck, holding ORDVAC unit.

    Mrs. Norma Stec, holding BRLESC-I board.


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  3. W7UUU

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    Thanks for that, Jim. Much appreciated.

    Dave
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    Due to the current social climate, I will refrain from the obvious.

    I don't want to get dragged into court 10 years from now due to something I said on QRZ now.
     
  5. N2EY

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    You're welcome, Dave!

    Women played key roles in computing from the beginning, and their contributions are were almost universally unpublicized. Everyone knows aboutNeil Armstrong, Buzz Armstrong and Mike Collins, but how many know about Margaret Hamilton (the mathematician, not the actor)?

    73 de Jim, N2EY

    ......"rack of tubes" indeed......
     
  6. W7UUU

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    Or how about Hollywood Actress and model, Heddy Lamarr (Married name H.K. Markey) and her patent for frequency-hopping secure communications? So advanced that it was 19 years before technology existed to build out what she conceptualized in her patent.

    Dave
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    Or.....
    Maybe they are just average General Schedule - 1 keypunch operators who type in what is handed to them, and no more contribute to the advancement of science than a bus driver at a university. shrug.

    In any case "Absolutely no humor is allowed!!".
     
  8. AB2YC

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    It looks like it's possibly an evolution in technology from left to right.

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  10. AC0OB

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    OR, how about the "Rocket Girls?"




    Pheel
     

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