/// Computing Pioneer Ada Lovelace Gets Deserved Google Doodle

December 10, 2012  |  All Things Digital

Google does commemorative logos — called Google Doodles — pretty regularly now. But today, it’s a much-deserved tip-of-the-pen to celebrate the 197th birthday of Ada Lovelace, a woman who is one of computing’s earliest pioneers. She was a collaborator of Charles Babbage, designer of the ground-breaking mechanical computers — which he never actually built — the Difference Engine and the Analytical Engine. Lovelace’s notes on the Analytical Engine are considered to among the first algorithms created and she also theorized about the larger potential of computers beyond mathematics, including to make music. All that with just a quill and some paper.

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Computing Pioneer Ada Lovelace Gets Deserved Google Doodle

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