Desmond King-Hele: women as computers

Of course computers in those days were human and there was a computing pool on the lines of a typing pool.  The computers were mainly women, and you may remember that married women were not allowed to become teachers until about 1945 and some swam into the computing pool earlier than that and were still there, so to speak.
  • Interviewee Desmond King-Hele
  • Duration 00:00:25
  • Copyright British Library Board
  • Interviewer
  • Date of interview 4/13/2010

Related Audio Clips

The following clips are short extracts from an in-depth interview.
To listen to the full interview visit http://sounds.bl.uk

Related Video Clips

Related themes