Ada Lovelace: A Science Legend

October 29, 2014 12:44 PM

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When one's spent more than fifteen years, as I have, thinking about Ada probably most days and certainly every week, it's too easy to imagine that everybody else has heard of her too. But in fact, though Ada is better known to us today than in her own short lifetime -- from 1815 to 1852 -- there are still many people who haven't heard of her. Indeed, I'm sure that most people haven't.

But Ada really is someone you ought to consider adding to your repertoire of those people from the past who are worth knowing about.

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