re: Which computer era would have been the most exciting to take part in? VIEW POST


I'd love to go back to the computing of the 40s and 50s. As a female developer (and a young one at that), I would love to see the humble beginnings of the industry I love so much. It's the sort of thing you can only learn about through museums and pictures these days. Unlike how I came upon my first Atari, it's not the sort of tech you can pull out from under your dad's bed.
Plus, it was completely pivotal in the development of the computing industry. Not to mention the women that programmed them have all but been forgotten about. Jean Jennings Bartik; Grace Hopper. Feminist icons. I'd love to meet them all and just revel in their genius. Systems like ENIAC paved the way for modern coders and to see it face-to-face would personally make me feel the same way I did seeing the giant dinosaur skeleton in the foyer of the Natural History Museum.

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