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Re: [vox] The first programmer...

On Tuesday 10 September 2002 05:02 pm, John McDonnell wrote:
> It would appear that on Tue, 10 Sep 2002, Doug Huckaba did say:
> > I heard that when learning ADA during by my time in the Army. Wasn't she
> > Picasso's daughter or something??? (it was an artist I'm sure).
> nope... She was the daughter of British poet Lord Byron.
> Also, I've seen suggestions that Babbage was the first programmer because
> without his "analytical engines", she wouldn't have been able to program
> and that he had programmed them before her.

You guys should really read the article.  :-)

Babbage himself never built a working Analytical Engine... 
neither he nor Ada lived to see one.  Ada nevertheless
wrote articles about it and programs for it, inventing
concepts such as "if" statements, subroutines and looping.


-- Rod

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