RIP: Kathleen Booth, the inventor of assembly language

Professor Kathleen Booth, one of the last of the early British computing pioneers, has died. She was 100.

In 1946, Britten and Booth collaborated at Birkbeck on a very early digital computer, the Automatic Relay Calculator (ARC), and in doing so founded what is now Birkbeck’s Department of Computer Science and Information Systems

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