meet the First Lady of computer programming
" ...born December 10, 1815 the daughter of the illustrious poet, Lord Byron. Five weeks after Ada was born Lady Byron...was awarded sole custody of Ada who she brought up to be a mathematician and scientist. Lady Byron was terrified that Ada might end up being a poet like her father. Despite Lady Byron's programming Ada did not sublimate her poetical inclinations... In her 30's she wrote her mother, if you can't give me poetry, can't you give me "poetical science?" Her understanding of mathematics was laced with imagination, and described in metaphors... " by Dr. Betty Toole on Biographies of Women Mathematicians
Biographies of Women Mathematicians
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Ada, The Enchantress of Numbers: Poetical Science by Betty Alexandra Toole, Ed.D.