Windows might take 5,000 years to Install without the Compiler

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.