Wow has it been a long time since I've used IRC.
Jean Bartik's first job was as a "computer" – a human one. She went on to help program one of the world's first computers. Jean always loved math, and she was good at it. But when she was a young woman in the 1940s, there weren't many job opportunities for female math majors. When she heard about a job crunching numbers for a military research project, she jumped at the chance.
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