Celebrating the female writer of the first computer program – Ada Lovelace Day

Ada Lovelace, daughter of the poet Lord Byron, is apparently credited with being the writer of the first computer program back in the mid 1800s.  Unfortunately, the trend has not been for women to take up maths and computer science in droves.  I’d never heard of her until recently – funny how history books can be. In Second Life, one sim was giving away Ada Lovelace candles — but I was too lazy to enquire…

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