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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

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.

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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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