[Sugar-news] Sugar Digest 2009-05-03

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Mon May 4 08:44:08 EDT 2009

On Sun, May 3, 2009 at 6:13 PM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:

> Diego introduced me to Grace Hopper's formula for creativity that I
> had not previously encountered: The probability of creativity is a
> function of knowledge, innovation, and experience, modulated by
> attitude. (Historical footnote: Hopper is the one who coined the term
> "debugging" when her colleagues found a moth stuck in a relay of the
> Mark II computer.) In this formulation, attitude is often the weak
> link.


I got two things wrong in one paragraph:

(1) It was Ruth Noller's formula for creativity; and (2) Hooper wasn't
the one who actually coined the term "debugging".

My apologies to both of these giants.


Walter Bender
Sugar Labs

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