Thursday, July 26, 2018

Rare copy of Ada Lovelace's pioneering algorithm sold at auction

An 1843 leather-bound first edition of British mathematician Ada Lovelace’s pioneering computer program has been sold at auction for nearly £100,000.

First published in, the book contains Lovelace’s translation of paper from the Italian mathematician LF Menabrea discussing Charles Babbage’s plans for a computing machine. It also  features a groundbreaking algorithm, considered to be the first computer program.

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