Frances E. Allen – Turing prize

March 12, 2007

This year is special, because, for the first time in the history of the award, something sadly unusual has happened. Pay attention, it was first awarded in 1966!, a total of 51 persons since: many years the prize went to a team of 2 (or, once, 3) people.

Frances E. Allen is the first woman to get the Turing prize.

Let’s make an effort to see it positively: our current occidental society could have gone on like up to now, and hardly anybody would have noticed. And we do not go on like up to now. And, be sure, not for lack of extremely strong male candidates.

The post in Spanish is more elaborate, try your hand at it.

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