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By Kurt W. Beyer

This MIT Press BIT is excerpted from the 2009 MIT Press publication Grace Hopper and the discovery of the knowledge Age by Kurt W. Beyer.

The profession of machine visionary Grace Murray Hopper paralleled the meteoric trajectory of the postwar machine undefined. This BIT describes the parable of "amazing Grace" and tells how she turned "the 3rd programmer of the world's first computer."

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