Happy Lady Ada Day!

Finding Ada

Ada Lovelace was one of the world’s first computer programmers, and one of the first people to see computers as more than just a machine for doing sums. She wrote programmes for Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, a general-purpose computing machine, despite the fact that it was never built. She also wrote the very first description of a computer and of software.

More about her on Finding Ada. Also, lots of great comics on Ada and Baggage at http://www.2dgoggles.com/

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