History pills #1

By Lucasgaio | Cryptoscience | 31 Mar 2021

Early 19th century story: a girl and her computer


Many of us are experienced programmers or investors in the world of finance and spend most of their time in front of a PC, that allows you to interface with the rest of the world, as well as with your work. But how many know the true story of the Personal Computer and who invented the first software? And how did we get to today's technology?

The enchantress of numbers

It was 1815 when a girl, Ada, was born in London. She was a calm child, with a certain propensity for science and mathematics in particular. It was her mother who made her cultivate this passion, as she was afraid that Ada would follow in the footsteps of her father, a poet.


We are telling the story of Ada Byron, better known as Ada Lovelace.

This girl, in her short life, was the one who gave the world the first algorithm and in fact, she was the first computer programmatic.

"A genius without the historical context would not be such: Steve Jobs would not exist without Silicon Valley or Einstein without the mid-twentieth century crisis of physics."

In fact, in her maturity years she met a certain Charles Babbage who in that period patented the differential machine: a computer.
Thanks to their collaboration and exchange of ideas, Ada developed an algorithm to calculate Bernulli numbers. She saw Babbage's machine as a programmable tool and, with incredible foresight, foreshadowed the concept of artificial intelligence, going so far as to affirm that the analytical engine would be crucial for the future of science.


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