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Evi Nemeth (an Ada Lovelace day tribute)

Mar 24, 2010, 16:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Sometime around 1981, when your editor was an undergraduate at the University of Colorado, he was introduced to the Computer Science department's prized VAX 11/780, which, at that time, was a dual boot system, switching between VMS and and early BSD Unix every afternoon. The chief of the Unix side was Evi Nemeth. The first thing that struck most people about Evi was a general sense of distraction and disorganization; it's only later that one realized the she was one of those smart people who make things happen.

"Evi armed your editor with a dog-eared edition of the K&R C book and access to the Unix source. She encouraged the writing of a fix..."

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