Happy Birthday Ada Lovelace!

We’re more than sure you noticed that we’re huge fans of Ada Lovelace here at Adafruit! This time around we’re celebrating Ada Lovelace’s 207th birthday.

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This 2015 piece from WIRED written by Stephen Wolfram details Ada Lovelace’s life and work.

It’s charming to read Ada’s letter as she works on debugging her computation of Bernoulli numbers: “My Dear Babbage. I am in much dismay at having got into so amazing a quagmire & botheration with these Numbers, that I cannot possibly get the thing done today. …. I am now going out on horseback. Tant mieux.” Later she told Babbage: “I have worked incessantly, & most successfully, all day. You will admire the Table & Diagram extremely. They have been made out with extreme care, & all the indices most minutely & scrupulously attended to.” Then she added that William (or “Lord L.” as she referred to him) “is at this moment kindly inking it all over for me. I had to do it in pencil…”

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