Google Pays Tribute to the World’s First Programmer

Google in laces!

Google’s new doodle highlights a woman writing something like codes and the oldest computer and its evolution. The logo of Google is beautifully winded up like laces. Who is she?



Today is the 197th birth anniversary of Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, commonly known as Ada Lovelace. An English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general purpose computer and her notes on the engine is recognized as the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine. Because of this, she is often considered the world’s first computer programmer.

She was the daughter of Lord Byron who was the greatest British poet known for writing long narrative poems such as Don Juan. It was natural to have that crazy and intellectual tendency to be inherited to the daughter. From the childhood she was interested in mathematics. She also loved gambling and tried to derive a winning formula which went disastrously, leaving her in huge debts.

Her greatest days were when she met Charles Babbage. She was wildly fascinated with his theories of the Difference Engine.

Ada died at the age of 36 due to uterine cancer.

Impresses by Ada, Babbage once wrote for her:

Forget this world and all its troubles and if
Possible its multitudinous Charlatans – everything
In short but the Enchantress of Numbers

Plunto celebrates the birthday of Enchantress of Numbers, Ada Lovelace, but nobody can do it better than Google. The Google Doodle.



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