A BOOK BY THE BROOK — Ada Lovelace and the Thinking Machine

Finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks,
Sermons in stones, and good in everything.

— William Shakespeare

A Book by the Brook: Book Reviews at FriendlyFairyTales.com

Warning, more geekery here! I was fascinated to read Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine, by Laurie Wallmark, illustrated by April Chu, Creston Books, 2015. It confirms what I’ve always suspected: Girls Rock!!

Ada Byron Lovelace:

  1. loved math as much as her famous dad, Lord Byron, loved poetry;
  2. wrote the first computer program in the world, before computers even existed; and
  3. even though she was unable to test it, it only had one error!

Notes: I have engineers, mathematicians and software developers in my family. Some male and some female. This book just makes me grin with happiness, despite having chosen a life submerged in poetry and words. Have a magical week!

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