A Female Genius: How Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s Daughter, Started the Computer Age

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By James Essinger

Synopsis: A Female Genius tells for the first time the astonishing story how Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s daughter, was poised to start the computer age almost two centuries ago, in 1840s London. Despite encountering opposition the principles of science were beyond the strength of a woman s physical power of application, she was the only nineteenth-century scientist to achieve this understanding. She wrote the world’s first computer programme and foresaw our use of CDs for music.

Published: October 2013 | ISBN-13: 978-1908096661

Ada Lovelace’s mini-bio: Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, born Augusta Ada Byron and now commonly known as Ada Lovelace, was an English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her notes on the engine include what is recognised as the first algorithm intended to be carried out by a machine. Because of this, she is often described as the world’s first computer programmer.- From Wikipedia

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