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NEW YORK (AP) – “Proving Ground: The Untold Story of the Six Women Who Programmed the World’s First Supercomputer,” by Kathy Kleiman (Grand Central Publishing)

When the world’s first general-purpose programmable electronic computer, known as the ENIAC, made its debut in 1946, great fanfare was given to the men who created it, John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert Jr., between others.

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