Time to bust the myth that Ada Lovelace was an overhyped aristo

日期:2019-03-02 01:17:13 作者:仉顸邹 阅读:

Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group/REX/Shutterstock More than two centuries after her birth, controversy still surrounds the work of Ada Lovelace. Although hailed as a computing pioneer, and an icon for those promoting women in science, detractors persist in painting her as an intellectual lightweight with an overhyped reputation, and some suggest she didn’t even write the paper for which she is famous. Invited to work on a display celebrating Lovelace, I had a chance to sort fact from fiction. Organised by the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library,