I saw her give a talk in the 1977 in Thames Poly. She had drums of cable marked millisecond microsecrosecond nanosecond - showing how far a sign could go in the times marked. When she got confused about the metre system, she looked at the cables. She said when talking to men, if you misspoke, they would eat you alive. When she wrote the langauge Cobal which is very wordy, she did 5 international variants. Doing internationalisation support in period when programs were still input with cards or punch tape.