Meet Jean Bartik, a Computer Programmer from the 1940s!

Posted by Michael Pinto on Nov 22, 2010 in Tech

The ENIAC Women

This amazing video clip below features Jean Bartik who was one of the first generation of computer programmers from the 1940s. Her first job was working on the ENIAC computer in 1945: Read more…

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Vint Cerf Scares Web Dudes by Mentioning Time-sharing

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 4, 2010 in Tech

When everyone started talking about the cloud my first thought was “isn’t this a throw back to mainframe computers from a pre-PC era when dumb terminals always needed to dial in?” So I was blown away to watch this video of Vint Cerf (who has been credited as the father of the Internet) suddenly mention mainframe time-sharing in the middle of a chat on cloud-to-cloud operability. It’s also interesting to hear that Cerf feels that it will take about five years for real standards to occur that allow one cloud to share data with another. By the way it’s interesting to note that Google now employs Cerf which is quite a coup. Read more…

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