I have only a couple things to say on the topic, since her area of expertise is different than the area that I’m studying:
- Data abstraction, modules, and binding are extremely important to get modern software working easily. If it weren’t for pioneers like her, we would be taking a lot longer to do the tasks that we do every day. Our lives would simply not be the same.
I’m sure that Google appreciates her work on distributed computing too. :-)
- I long for the day when it’s not notable that women (as opposed to men) win the Turing as well. I hope it becomes as archaic as saying “a woman was accepted to a university.”