Saturday, August 15, 2009

Enchantress of numbers

I am one week behind ada lovelace day (March 24). Read this pledge of writing about women role models in blogs just recently. Though I missed to pledge ahead of time, I thought it would be good to write about Ada Lovelace.

She was called as Enchantress of numbers for her passion in metaphysics. She was the one who translated her husband's work on analytical calculator which later was developed into general computers. She was hightly talented and saw great scope in the comptures and their mathematical abilities. Ada Lovelace was a sagacious women mathematician during those times where men were almost the only ones pursuing maths, astronomy and physics.

I feel proud about Ada Lovelace, that she pursued her hearts desires though it must have been difficult to compete with men during her times.

Read more about Ada Lovelace here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Lovelace

Read more about other women pioneers here
http://ada.pint.org.uk/subject.php

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