Artifact Details

Title

GHC 1997 gala banquet keynote

Catalog Number

102624770

Type

Moving Image

Date

1997-09-19

Credits

Jones, Anita

Publisher

University Video Communications

Duration

00:24:00

Format

Betacam SP

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

From university Video Communications' catalog:

"Anita Jones gives a keynote to remember. She describes snippets of her four years in the Pentagon as part of an extraordinary defense team. She was the DDR&E (director of defense research and engineering) - an acronym she seems proud of. She came away from her experience with a greater respect of the United States military than when she entered. Jones explains some of her objectives along with entertaining examples of life as a political appointee. After surviving the four years and returning to academia with her reputation intact, she suggests that we all should consider doing a stint in the military. She closes by saying "life is too short, cross the non-traditional bridge. If you shoot for the moon and fail, you simply fall among the stars. And that's a wonderful place to be."

Category

Lecture

Series Title

University Video Communications: Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference

Credit

Gift of University Video Communications

Lot Number

X6636.2013