Women Play a Major Role in Walter Isaacson's History of Computer Science

womencompWalter Isaacson – whose past biographies have covered the lives of innovators like Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, and Benjamin Franklin – has turned his attention to the history of computer science. In his new book, The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, Isaacson profiles several women, from Ada Lovelace and Grace Hopper to lesser known contributors.

In an industry where CEO’s feel free to advise women to wait for karma to give them pay equality with male coworkers, reminders about the role that female mathematicians had in sparking the computer revolution are sorely needed.

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