The sock is named after: Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper.
"It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission"
"A ship in a harbor is safe, but that is not what a ship is built for." - Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
While she was working on a Mark II Computer at Harvard for the Navy her associate found a moth stuck in a relay impeding operation, where she stated that they were “debugging” the system. She brought the term computer bug into popularity & the term is still attributed to the Admiral.
1996 – The USS Hopper (DDG-70) was launched. It was nicknamed The Amazing Grace, it is on a very short list of U.S. military vessels named after women
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