Computing pioneer Evelyn Berezin died this week—she should be remembered

old word processors

Secretaries type while listening to recording machines in the typing pool.

“While IBM had been producing word processors of a sort for a few years when Berezin developed hers in 1968, she was the first to use semiconductor chips to make a true computing system for this purpose. IBM’s solution used a typewriter and a magnetic tape drive and was much less efficient to use.” Read all about her at Ars Technica.