05/05/2005: Interesting Photos, Geek Edition....
On a tangent from some online research I did for my last post, I'm pleased to present:
A picture of computing demi-god RADM Grace Murray Hopper, USN, as a mere Lieutenant, Junior Grade. The thing that fascinates me is that this picture is obviously from a time when the WAVES existed as a separate component of the Naval Service (when I was in the Navy, "WAVE" was used colloquially in the fleet as synonymous with "female sailor", but the WAVES had long since ceased to exist as a separate organization in the Navy).
Navy Trivia questions for today:
1) How do I know that this picture dates to the days of the WAVES as a separate component?
2) What's the source of the term "WAVES" for women in the Naval Service?
Answers when I feel like it. :-)
Len on 05.05.05 @ 08:26 AM CST