Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace – mathematician, writer, icon for gender equality in technology and owner of a fantastic name – is celebrated today for her pioneering accomplishments in science and technology.
Years ago when I was first learning about computers (1979) we were already being taught about Lovelace’s contribution to computing. Years later I got to see the modern reconstruction of Babbage’s Difference Engine… an eye-boggling feat of design.
It is Lovelace though that is credited with really grasping the potential for these computing machines.
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