#4oclockfact Charles Babbage created the first computer - a machine that carried out calculations through levers and gears. But Ada Lovelace was the first to suggest a computer could work on something other than numbers. She wrote the first computer program. #scienceweek ^KR
This book is a next-level Brooklyn 2nd-grade public school artifact, left to right: Dr. Mae Jemison, possibly Temple Grandin, Basquiat, Harvey Milk, Ada Lovelace, Coco Chanel, (not sure), maybe Wilma Rudolph, Maya Angelou, poss. Gandhi.
In this letter to Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace proposes a calculation that may be worked out by an engine rather than a human – it’s the first time the idea of a computer programme had been set out in writing. See it in #BLTreasures #AdaLovelaceDay
In 1843, a 27-year-old Ada Lovelace imagined the modern-day, general-purpose computer. She is now recognized as the world’s first computer programmer.
A century before the dawn of the computer age, 27-year-old Ada Lovelace wrote the first computer program