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Hardcover Ada's Ideas: The Story of ADA Lovelace, the World's First Computer Programmer Book

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Ada's Ideas: The Story of ADA Lovelace, the World's First Computer Programmer

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Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) was the daughter of Lord Byron, a poet, and Anna Isabella Milbanke, a mathematician. Her parents separated when she was young, and her mother insisted on a logic-focused education, rejecting Byron's "mad" love of poetry. But Ada remained fascinated with her father and considered mathematics "poetical science." Via her friendship with inventor Charles Babbage, she became involved in "programming" his Analytical Engine, a precursor...

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