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Old 01-23-2018, 09:49 PM
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From the Awesome Women in Tech I Never Knew About Dept:

Mary Lee Berners-Lee, computer scientist, born 12 March 1924; died 29 November 2017

Mary Lee Berners-Lee obituary | Technology | The Guardian

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was on the programming team for the computer that in 1951 became the first in the world to be sold commercially: the Ferranti Mark I. She led a successful campaign at Ferranti for equal pay for male and female programmers, almost two decades before the Equal Pay Act came into force. As a young mother in the mid-1950s she set up on her own as a home-based software consultant, making her one of the world’s first freelance programmers.
She's the mother of Sir Tim Berners-Lee, and
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Modest about her own pioneering achievements, she is on record ... as saying that her biggest contribution was to be “the grandmother of the web”
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