Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day – ¡Gracias, Mamá!

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  1. Luis, your story reminds me of my mother. Back in high school I had to take French and I got my only D (almost a fail) ever in any subject. I was an honours student so I thought it would be best to drop French. My mother set me straight and said I had to keep with the course because I started it and learning languages is a good thing. I did finish the course and I think finished with a C+. In later years I would work in French while in the Army and now I have business partners in France. Moms are smart!

    1. What a great story, Harold! Yes, moms are *incredibly* smart! Always have been! It’s funny, too, because mine reacted pretty much in the same way; Computing on that high school year was the only subject I almost ever didn’t pass and it was thanks to her and stubbornness that got me through it with a C; then I remember how when I was in The Netherlands and I joined IBM she reminded me over a phone conversation that very same year with that very same subject: “Remember Computing back at high school? … I told you it would pay off!” and it sure did! 🙂

      Smart moms! Never underestimate their judgment; they are probably right! 🙂

    1. Oh dear, yeah, they do, don’t they? Every time they have got a chance they are rather assertive in reminding us all about such “little” things! Every time I see her F2F and I mentioned to her I’m still working for the same company she goes and smiles… I know the rest! 😛

  2. Thanks for sharing this delightful story. My women-in-computing blog post (to be written someday) will be about the seminar I attended from Commodore Grace Hopper. I still have the nanosecond she gave me! (anyone that attended one of her seminars will know what I’m referring do.)

    1. Hi Eric! You have now made me very very curious about Grace and her seminars; I guess I will find out at some point what you were referring to with the above commentary… Intriguing! 😉

      Thanks though for the kind comments; look forward to speaking to you soon on that lovely topic it’s developing over email 😛

    1. Hi Mary! Oh, thanks a bunch for dropping by and for the kind comments! Yeah, I can imagine! More than happy for you to forward it along to that kid and see how things go 🙂

      They worked out all right with me, so I can imagine how it could also work out for others 😉 hehe

      Thanks again and will speak to you soon!

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