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Born: Dec.10, 1815
Died: Nov.27, 1852
ADA BYRON LOVELACE
''I never am really satisfied that I understand anything; because, understand it well as I may, my comprehension can only be an infinitesimal fraction of all I want to understand about the many connections and relations which occur to me, how the matter in question was first thought of or arrived at''
WANTED FOR : being the world first computer programmer
- she attempted to put mathematics and technology into an appropriate human context
-translated Menabrea's article ( article based upon Babbages studies)
- she showed Babbage her translation he suggested that she add her own notes, which turned out to be three times the length of the original article
- In her article, published in 1843, Lady Lovelace's prescient comments included her predictions that such a machine might be used to make music and graphic designs, and would be used for both practical and scientific use. She was correct.
-she created the first ''computer program''
-A software language developed by the U.S. Department of Defense was named "Ada" in her honor in 1979.
-After she wrote the description of Babbage's Analytical Engine, she got really sick
-Ada expected, by more than a century, most of what we think is brand-new computing.
-her and her father both died at the young age of 36