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By Sydney Padua

THE exciting ADVENTURES OF LOVELACE AND BABBAGE . . . during which Sydney Padua transforms some of the most compelling clinical collaborations right into a hilarious sequence of adventures.

Meet Victorian London’s such a lot dynamic duo: Charles Babbage, the unrealized inventor of the pc, and his associate, Ada, Countess of Lovelace, the odd protoprogrammer and daughter of Lord Byron. whilst Lovelace translated an outline of Babbage’s plans for an important mechanical calculating computer in 1842, she additional annotations thrice longer than the unique paintings. Her footnotes contained the 1st visual appeal of the final computing concept, 100 years ahead of an exact computing device used to be outfitted. unfortunately, Lovelace died of melanoma a decade after publishing the paper, and Babbage by no means outfitted any of his machines.

yet don't melancholy! The exciting Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage presents a rollicking exchange truth during which Lovelace and Babbage do construct the variation Engine after which use it to construct runaway financial versions, conflict the scourge of spelling mistakes, discover the wilder nation-states of arithmetic, and, after all, struggle crime—for the sake of either London and technological know-how. entire with broad footnotes that rival these penned through Lovelace herself, ancient curiosities, and never-before-seen diagrams of Babbage’s mechanical, steam-powered desktop, The exciting Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage is splendidly whimsical, completely strange, and, peculiarly, fullyyt irresistible.

(With black-and-white illustrations throughout.) 

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