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The Woman Convicted of Killing Anne Frank

June 14, 2023
It wasn’t until 1967 that the Nazi officials in charge of transporting nearly 100,000 Jewish people from the Netherlands to their deaths in the Holocaust were tried and convicted.

My Father's Mother Tongue

May 12, 2023
I took my first steps on Dutch soil, but I don’t speak the language.

The Perils of Computer Technology

April 20, 2023
The essential nature of computer technology is not freedom but efficiency.

Empire State Building of My Imagination

March 15, 2023
By the time I realize that I’ve described the Empire State Building all wrong, it’s too late to change anything.

Women and Computers

February 15, 2023
When you think back on the development of computer programming in the United States, what comes to mind?
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The Baby Scoop Era

February 03, 2023
In my novel COUNTING LOST STARS, Rita Klein is a pioneering woman in the new field of computer programming when she becomes unexpectedly pregnant.