December 26, 2011 AT 10:29 am

Admiral Grace Hopper on David Letterman, 1986

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ0g5_NgRao&feature=g-all-esi&context=G2bc51f1FAAAAAAAAAAA

Just in case you needed another reason to love Admiral Grace Hopper — includes a good lesson about orders of magnitude and the speed of light.

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3 Comments

  1. Great interview john … curious how this ended up in your inbox!?

  2. Thanks, John, good video. I love me some pico-seconds on my fries. :)

  3. @Kevin: long story, but basically in the course of looking for a Grace Hopper quote, I noticed citation #20 at the bottom of her wiki page and googled “grace hopper letterman”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_hopper#cite_note-19

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