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[I started to work on the] Mark I, second of July 1944. There was no so such thing as a programmer at that point. We had a code book for the machine and that was all. It listed the codes and what they did, and we had to work out all the beginning of programming...and writing programs and all the rest of it.
Oral History of Captain Grace Hopper Oral History of Captain Grace Hopper

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