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#1 2018-01-03 19:45:45

From: USA
Registered: 2017-12-20
Posts: 81

Lord Byron's daughter, Ada Lovelace

Read about this lady only last evening.

I've been reading Romantic poets; currently Percy Bysshe Shelley. He and wife Mary (author of "Frankenstein") spent the summer of 1816 with Lord Byron in Geneva (where Mary wrote "Frankenstein"). That led me to reading (peripherally, at this point) some biographical information about Lord Byron (will delve into his poetry soon), which naturally led onto family history and his genius daughter: … a-lovelace

9. Her contributions to computing weren’t recognized until a century after her death.
Lovelace’s ideas about computing were so far ahead of their time that it took nearly a century for technology to catch up.

in 1843 with only her initials, “A.A.L.” In Note G of her elaborate paper, Lovelace wrote of how the machine could be programmed with a code to calculate Bernoulli numbers, which some consider to be the first algorithm to be carried out by a machine and thus the first computer program.

10. A computer programming language is named in Lovelace’s honor.

I'm not so hot in the Math Dept, so never knew this (despite loving history).

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