RIP, Anita Borg

by Esther Schindler

Anita Borg was instrumental in breaking through the silicon glass ceiling.

Borg, whom admirers described as a brilliant engineer, worked for Digital Equipment Corp.'s groundbreaking Palo Alto networking lab for more than a decade before leaving in 1997 to found the Institute for Women and Technology (IWT) at another celebrated research facility, the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC).

I never met her, though we corresponded a few times. And now I've lost the chance.

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