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The Ada Lovelace myth

18 February 2024

5:25 PM

18 February 2024

5:25 PM

Lord Byron’s daughter Lady Ada Lovelace is almost as famous now as her father. An entire industry has sprung up around her. There are Ada books, films, T-shirts, toys, games, and even a programming language named after her. Astonishingly, she has a four-page entry in the Dictionary of 19th Century Science British Scientists.

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