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Re: [vox] The first programmer...



For an interesting account of Ada, see the film "Conceiving Ada" (1997) with
Tilda Swinton (The Deep End, Orlando) and Timothy Leary(!). It's one of those
art movies that perhaps fails more than it succeeds, but it kept me glued to the
screen just to learn more about Ada.

Yours,

Jake
<jlebeau@nyx.net>


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rod Roark" <rod@sunsetsystems.com>
To: <vox@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 5:07 PM
Subject: 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.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> -- Rod
> 
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