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White House taxes Silicon Valley to skill-up American workers

Mpeler
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Re: Scary job

Well, time to learn a little history. That's not the world's first touchscreen, and though she might not have a hairdo that meets today's *cough* standards, it was far more normal than the beehives and other "constructions" of the day (early 1960s).

The woman sitting there is none other than Grace Hopper, one of the greatest contributors to computing, man or woman, and creator of the COBOL programming language (that would be COmmon Business Oriented Language, an acronym).

Look her up. Computing didn't start yesterday, and the "old-timers" made much more out of far less than today's bloatware programmers tend to do (cf that damned ribbon and UI eye-candy from Micro$oft)...

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