Top Secret Rosies
The Female Computers of World War IIDVD - 2010
Top Secret Rosies is the as-yet-untold story of women and technology that helped win a war and usher in the modern computer age. This is the chronicle of four very different women who worked as human computers at the University of Pennsylvania from 1942-1946. Capturing the opportunities and exhilaration of the times and exploring the moral dilemmas inherent in their work, Top Secret Rosies follows their efforts as they labored night and day to create the mathematical computations that made every Allied bomb and bullet more deadly.
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We live in the age of computers. Not so long ago, many people relied on pencils and pens, or a typewriter and calculator for most, if not all, of their writing and mathematical needs. Ever since the late 1980s, personal computers have entered the family home, and multiplied. Today, computers are everywhere, used for virtually every job, and are even found in our phones and appliances now! … (more)