Sunday, May 20, 2012

Top Secret Rosies

Today I got to see LeAnn Erickson's documentary, Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of World War II.

I've long had an interest in the history of computing when computers were people and not automated systems.  This documentary was really enjoyable, the surviving participants were charming, and I'm glad she was able to record this legacy before all the women of the PCS were all gone.

You can see the film on Netflix or purchase or from PBS.  I recommend it.

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If you're looking for the Court Cannick who's architecting ComputeSpace for education or the Court Cannick who built NetworkMathematics for systems management or the Court Cannick who engineered the storage systems for SETI@Home or the Court Cannick who produced Physical Science Journal for Storer Cable or the Court Cannick who lectured on Space Colonization at CMSI, then you probably have found the right Court Cannick.  Otherwise, keep looking...