Reply to post: Re: A bit of pro-women bias

Science Museum celebrates Ada Lovelace

Mike 16 Silver badge

Re: A bit of pro-women bias

Did you read the article? Her observation of the computer's ability to manipulate abstract symbols, rather than only numerical quantities, is a watershed. Unless you use that powerful computer in your pocket _solely_ for computing logs and tangents and the like, you are using computing much more in her vision than Babbage's.

This is not to take away from Babbage, who is also properly celebrated as well. Science and Engineering are not zero-sum games.

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