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Ebook | $2.99 Short | ISBN: 9780262319386 | 41 pp. | January 2014
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The Myth of Grace

A BIT of Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age


The career of computer visionary Grace Murray Hopper paralleled the meteoric trajectory of the postwar computer industry. This BIT describes the myth of “amazing Grace” and tells how she became “the third programmer of the world’s first computer.”

Purchasers of this MIT Press BIT will also receive a discount code (good on the MIT Press website only) for 40% off the price of the book Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age, from which this BIT is excerpted. Please email with your order number to receive your discount code.

About the Author

Kurt W. Beyer is a former professor at the United States Naval Academy and lectures regularly on the process of technological innovation. He is a cofounder of a digital media services company and has authored multiple patents (pending) on high speed digital data processing.