I'm grateful to LeAnn for having made this film. I wish they had done it decades ago, of course, when memories were better. My mom was one of the "computers" at Penn. She worked with the ENIAC computations and went to the Aberdeen Proving Ground. I've heard this all my life. Until maybe 15 years ago my mother could have recounted this blow by blow (down to Eckert and Mauchly or one of them--I don't' remember--spying on their lunches because he thought dessert made them do math slower (my mom loves dessert), and having them work through Thanksgiving with no heat. My mom was VERY good at math, and started Penn at 16. She graduated in 3 years with a degree in economics. She is 88. And she has always been VERY proud of having worked for the ENIAC project (it was the only job she ever had). Her father picked her up every night and she couldn't tell him what they were doing. She watched the film, but she was very tired and slept through part of it. Every once in a while she'd wake up, say "it's Press Eckert" or "it's the ENIAC" and was out again. When I got my first computer (a MacPLus) mom wouldn't touch it, because she said she "hates computers". When I asked why she said "I hate the ENIAC." But that turned out to do more with things like lunch and the heat, not the actual computer. Needless to say, my smiling Mac didn't look anything like what she thought a computer ought to look like. I think it would be good to compile a list of as many of the "computers" (the actual women as possible. So here it is, Shirley Spiers.