Grace Hopper was one of the pioneers in the field of computer science, and as this clip from Late Night with David Letterman shows, she was a great wit too:
Grace Hopper retired from the US Navy with the rank of Rear Admiral, and in the USS Hopper (DDG-70) is named after her. Check out the links below if you want to learn more about Grace Hopper and remember the famous quote often attributed to her: "It's easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to get permission".
- Wikipedia article on Grace Hopper: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Hopper
- USS Hopper - DDG-70: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Hopper_(DDG-70)
- Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing: http://www.gracehopper.org/
Have a great weekend ~ Jim