Barbara Liskov Wins Turing Award
How good is Liskov at this whole computer thing?
Well, let's just say that she doesn't mistake the DVD drive for a cup holder...
Dr. Liskov's earliest work brought the concept of data abstraction into a central role in software engineering, making development and maintenance a much easier proposition; she created the CLU proto-OOP programming language as part of her teaching workload at MIT in 1974 and 1975. Her later work on distributed system design makes possible scalable systems with millions of concurrent users -- a crucial component of the very largest Web sites (think search engines). Currently, she's pondering ways of improving system fault tolerance, especially as it relates to arbitrary failures, including such problems as errors and intrusions.
Yeah, she's been at the forefront of software design that made possible the Internet as we know it.
I wonder if she takes tech-support calls. My cup-holder won't go back into the machine.
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