Mar 20 - The Other Women of ENIAC: Rethinking IT Innovation

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Santa Clara, CA 95051

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Thomas Haigh's talk is based on research for his book ENIAC in Action: Making and Remaking the Modern Computer, published in 2016 by MIT Press.

Haigh explains that the six women now celebrated as the “first computer programmers” were actually hired as computer operators and worked hands-on with the machine around the clock. Other women, who actually built ENIAC, the first general purpose electronic computer, have been forgotten entirely. So has most of the work that made the project so successful, from procuring the right kind of wire to saving ENIAC from flood water.

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