First Ultra intelligent machine is the last invention of that man need ever make,
provided that the machine is docile enough to keep it under control.
~ I.J. Good, Mathematician / Chief statistician Alan Turing Code breaking team in World War II
Often quoted passage from book “Superintelligence”
Installing Windows might take 5,000 years without the compiler
A remarkable innovation which made modern computing possible. This compelling story has at its heart a pioneering woman called Grace Hopper who – along the way – single-handedly invented the idea of open source software too.
The compiler evolved into COBOL – one of the first computer languages – and led to the distinction between hardware and software
~ Courtesy Doug Finke‘s Facebook post.