domingo, 14 de septiembre de 2008

The first programmer

Ada Lovelace is mainly known for having written a description of Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the analytical engine. She is today appreciated as the "first programmer" since she was writing programs—that is, manipulating symbols according to rules—for a machine that Babbage had not yet built. She also foresaw the capability of computers to go beyond mere calculating or number-crunching while others, including Babbage himself, focused only on these capabilities.
Curiosidad cortesía de AR.

— Jesus...
— What?
— I just thought... you were a guy.
— Most guys do.

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