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My Friends Are Dead

My Friends Are Dead Illustrationby Angelica Alzona. Scrollingwith Instagram in bed a couple of months earlier, I saw a photo of my close friend Anthony *. Before my mind refined that I was taking a look at, I really felt a shock backwards and forwards my back. Anthony has actually been dead for practically 6 years. For a minute, he lived once more, uploading on Instagram. Thoughwe satisfied when we were 14 as well as continued to be close friends with university as well as our 20 s up till…

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Jean Sammet, Co-Designer of a Pioneering Computer Language, Dies at 89

  “I thought of a computer as some obscene piece of hardware that I wanted nothing to do with,” Ms. Sammet recalled in an interview in 2000. Continue reading the main story Her initial aversion was not unusual among the math purists of the time, long before computer science emerged as an academic discipline. Later, Ms. Sammet tried programming calculations onto cardboard punched cards, which were then fed into a computer. “To my utter astonishment,” she said, “I loved it.” In the early 1950s, the computer industry was in its…

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