Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Grace Hopper on Comfort Zones

A ship in port is safe; but that is not what ships are built for.
Sail out to sea and do new things.

As quoted in "Grace Hopper: The Youthful Teacher of Us All" by Henry S. Tropp (1984). Grace Hopper (1906–1992) was an American computer scientist and United States Navy officer. A pioneer in the field, she was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer, and developed the first compiler for a computer programming language.

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