> Word processor pioneer dies aged 93

Evelyn Berezin put the Data Secretary on sale in 1971, creating a new industry.

I'm still amazed how much we've heard about so many dudes in computing, both those who came before & came after, but Berezin I only learn about through her obituary?

I've been around long enough that you could say I'm disappointed, but not surprised.

Maybe this hits closer to home since a lot of my formative computing experiences were with machines in my high school's "business lab" where I often was the only guy.

One of the machines I remember using was a Lanier word processor, running CP/M, so an experience almost certainly due to a market she created.

A quick look at the index for Janet Abbate's _Recoding Gender_ shows nothing about her.


Exactly what I was thinking today.

Same situation with the black women mathematicians working for NASA in the 50s. I’d never heard about them until the recent movie. But then most people probably hadn’t.

Quite sad.

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