Ada Lovelace

Respectfully,everything surrounding Ada Lovelace involves nicknames.

Ada Lovelace was a remarkable woman who pioneered software a century before there was such a thing. As a result she is affectionately known as the “enchantress of numbers”. Not to be outdone, her mother, also a brilliant mathematician who is known as the “princess of parallelograms”.

The United States Dept. of Defense, notorious for naming everything, (including the plan for orderly withdrawal from Korea in April of 1951, “AUDACIOUS”) named its new computer language after Lovelace. “Ada” was launched in 1980.

Ada Lovelace collaborated with analytical machine inventor Charles “Bad Boy” Babbage. The first software consisted of punch cards to compute Bernoulli numbers effectively making the “enchantress of numbers” the very first computer programmer.


~ by balletwiener1 on March 24, 2010.

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