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Ada Lovelace (1815)

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, widely referred to today simply as Ada Lovelace, has been called the world's first computer programmer for her description of Charles Babbage's early mechanically operated general-purpose digital computer, the analytical engine. Historians debate the extent of her contributions, but she remains a celebrated figure in the field, and the computer programming language Ada is named for her. Who was her famous father? More...
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Happy Birthday, Ada Lovelace!!!
Lord Byron’s Daughter Became the World’s First Computer Programmer, a young woman with the uncommon talent of applying poetic imagination to science envisioned the Symbolic Medea that would become the modern computer, sparking the birth of the digital age.
The first person to marry the mathematical capabilities of computational machines with the poetic possibilities of symbolic logic applied with imagination. This peculiar combination was the product of Ada’s equally peculiar — and in many ways trying — parenting, her mother, Annabella Milbanke, a reserved and mathematically gifted young woman from a wealthy family, her father, the great Romantic poet and scandalous playboy Lord Byron


"Ada had inherited her father’s romantic spirit, a trait that her mother tried to temper by having her tutored in mathematics. The combination produced in Ada a love for what she took to calling “poetical science,” which linked her rebellious imagination to her enchantment with numbers. For many, including her father, the rarefied sensibilities of the Romantic era clashed with the techno-excitement of the Industrial Revolution. But Ada was comfortable at the intersection of both eras."
Walter Isaacson

http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/12/10/ada-lovelace-walter-isaacson-innovators/
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another famous lovelace
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Strike that last comment Striker ;-}
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