Ada Babbage?

Anton Sherwood (
Thu, 13 Mar 1997 21:22:30 -0800

K.Aegis writes
: Also, according to three recent books on women inventors, it seems
: that the Countess of Lovelace (1812-1852) is more authoritatively being
: credited with inventing the first binary computer programming language.
: Because she wrote it for a computer invented by her husband Charles
: Babbage, and because of the laws of that time, all of her work would
: have been owned by her husband, and this led to some confusion as to
: the extent of her role.

I don't think Babbage ever married. Ada married the 8th baron King,
later created Earl of Lovelace. (No doubt his neighbors were relieved
not to have to call him Lord King anymore.)

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