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Monday, October 15, 2012

Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day (updated)

"(Image: Universal History Archive/Getty Images)
Ada Lovelace: "My brain is more than merely mortal"

New Scientist has just done a wonderful "interview" with computer foremother Ada Lovelace, drawn from her actual correspondence, in honor of Ada Lovelace Day, Oct. 16. Seems clear to me that her special brain would be recognized as "Aspie" (Asperger's Syndrome) today. Though we might lack her degree of brilliance, many of us will relate to her description of thought process.

(Portrait, left, by Margaret Carpenter. Universal History Archive/Getty Images)

Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) wrote the first recognised algorithm. To mark Ada Lovelace Day on 16 October, which celebrates inspirational women in science, New Scientist has secured an exclusive interview.
See http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22385-ada-lovelace-my-brain-is-more-than-merely-mortal.html?cmpid=RSS|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|online-news