Index4INDEX Card 179: Ada Lovelace 1

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Forget this world and all its troubles and if possible its multitudinous Charlatans.

-- Ada Lovelace

About the Quote

Life is hard. The world is a harsh place. At the most inconvenient times we get thrown for a loop or knocked upside the head. We just have to accept that life can be that way for all of us.

This isn't to say that we can't enjoy life or find beauty in this world. Rather, it's a recognition of the reality that stuff happens and we have to deal with adversity as best as we can as we strive to achieve a milestone, reach a goal, or complete a task. This allows us to devote more fully the time and resources to the task at hand.

Some Information about Ada Lovelace

Augusta Ada Byron, Lady Byron, was born in Piccadilly Terrace, Middlesex, England on 1815-December-10. Ada King, countess of Lovelace, died in London, England, UK on 1852-November-27.

Ada Lovelace had become one of the leading mathematicians of the period.

Lady Byron was the daughter of Lord Byron (George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron), one of the leading Romantic poets and satirists of the era, and Annabella Milbanke. Her parents separated two months after she was born, and Lord Byron later left the UK for good.

Lady Byron was educated by private tutors, and later she educated herself. When she was learning advanced mathematics, she was taught by mathematician and logician Augustus De Morgan.

On 1835-July-8 Lady Byron married William King, 8th Baron King. When he was made an earl in 1838, Lady Byron became countess of Lovelace.

Going back to 1833 Ada Lovelace had an interest in the machines made by Charles Babbage. In 1843 she had translated a French article titled "Notions sur la machine analytique de Charles Babbage" ("Elements of Charles Babbage's Analytical Machine") by Italian mathematician and engineer Luigi Federico Menabrea.

Although Babbage had built only a small part of ther Analytical Engine, it was enough for Ada Lovelace to provide instructions it could use. This is how she came to be recognized as the first computer programmer.

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