My latest article is about Admiral Grace Hopper, one of the pioneers in computing in the US. A new thing I learned about her in researching this is that she was skilled in business as well as computing. I think the necessity of business skills among computer professionals is often overlooked, but this underscores their importance.
So in light of Peter's comment about the saying she was a "pioneer in the US", I want to clarify what I was trying to say - Grace Hopper was a computing pioneer and intimately involved with most (maybe all) early computing in the US.
Don, it's so neat that you got to meet her! I read that with the wire, she'd emphasize not wasting time, even a nanosecond. I know I could definitely improve in that area! (I don't think I waste a lot of time, but I definitely waste nanoseconds!)