Free Knowledge Culture Calendar/March 7

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Today in 1917 the computing pioneer Betty Holberton was born. She was responsible for much of the software for the UNIVAC system and created its C-10 instruction code, the first mnemonic code and mother of all modern programming languages, before working on COBOL and FORTRAN. Grace Hopper called her the best programmer she ever knew. Sort Merge Generator

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