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Ada Lovelace’s birthday

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Today is the 200th birthday of Countess Ada Lovelace, widely recognized as the world’s first computer programmer.
So here’s (not the usual) picture of lovely Ada.


Ada Lovelace’s insights on possible applications for the Charles Babbage engine anticipated modern computer developments, and fired up science-fictional dreams and steampunk imagination.

That’s why we love her – and we are ready to forget about her bad temper, her manipulative character, her drinking, carousing, adultery and opium addiction.
For all her flaws, she was a swell girl.

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

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