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Author Topic: The First Mentats  (Read 643 times)

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Offline Spookie MonsterTopic starter

The First Mentats
« on: April 01, 2011, 05:55:18 AM »
Rediscovering WWII's female 'computers'

It was 2003 and [filmmaker LeAnn] Erickson was interviewing sisters Shirley Blumberg Melvin and Doris Blumberg Polsky for her documentary, "Neighbor Ladies," about a woman-owned real estate agency that helped to peacefully integrate a Philadelphia neighborhood.  The twins, long-retired by then, reluctantly mentioned a different sort of job they'd held during World War II: Female "computers."

14252-14255 Before Guild, just before the detonation of the first atomics.


Sucked up into their minds...

Offline Craz

Re: The First Mentats
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 06:45:14 PM »
I read this a few weeks ago, and I thought it was very interesting. I love World War 2, and I find the women from the period to be incredibly awesome, if unsung at times.

Offline StanLeBrown

Re: The First Mentats
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2011, 01:09:45 AM »
We should be training all our youngsters with the Mentat abilities before the Butlerian Jihad happens.