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Fran Allen Wins Turing Award 79

shoemortgage writes "The Association for Computing Machinery has named Frances E. Allen the recipient of the 2006 A.M. Turing Award for contributions that fundamentally improved the performance of computer programs in solving problems, and accelerated the use of high performance computing. Allen,74, is the first woman to receive the Turing Award in the 41 years of its history. She retired from IBM in 2002."

Machines certainly can solve problems, store information, correlate, and play games -- but not with pleasure. -- Leo Rosten