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e-Book Ada: A Life And A Legacy (History of Computing) download

e-Book Ada: A Life And A Legacy (History of Computing) download

by William Aspray,Dorothy Stein

ISBN: 0262691167
ISBN13: 978-0262691161
Language: English
Publisher: The MIT Press; First Paperback Edition edition (July 29, 1987)
Pages: 321
Category: History and Philosophy
Subategory: Math Science

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Stein also should have re-titled the book "A Life and Legacy of Ada Lovelace's Family and Friends.

Stein also should have re-titled the book "A Life and Legacy of Ada Lovelace's Family and Friends. Because there was barely a page regarding the history of computing and Ada's contribution to it, and because the author seemed far more interested in the lives of the people around Ada, than Ada herself. There are countless pages devoted to the histories of people, regardless of importance in Ada's life that received a lot more detail and praise by the author than Ada. Any description of Ada was met with snarkiness and deliberate misinterpretation by the author.

ADA, a Life and a Legacy book. Ada: A Life and a Legacy (Mit Press Series in the History of Computing). 026219242X (ISBN13: 9780262192422). In this engrossing biography, Dorothy Stein strips away the many.

Augusta Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace, was the daughter of Lord Byron and a close friend to many of the leading figures of the Victorian era; based on her report on Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine she is also generally known as the inventor of the science of computer programming.

Ada, a life and a legacy. Ada, a life and a legacy. Lovelace, Ada King, Countess of, 1815-1852, Mathematicians.

A major portion of the book concentrates on Ada's scientific endeavorsfrom her report on Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine (considered the first computer) to her studies in mathematics, electrical current and magnetismand readers who are not scientifically inclined may find the material difficult. Pointing to the vagueness and tentativeness with which Ada questioned Babbage in her letters, Stein breaks the myth of Ada's genius.

Ada A Life and Legacy ISBN:9780262691161. Издательство: "Неизвестный" (2004). Ada - or ADA may refer to: People St. Ada, a 7th century French abbess. Lovelace, Ada King, countess of - ▪ British mathematician original name Augusta Ada Byron, Lady Byron born December 10, 1815, Piccadilly Terrace, Middlesex, England died November 29, 1852, Marylebone, London English mathematician, an associate of Charle.

The MIT Press Cambridge, Massachusetts London, England.

Ada Lovelace (1815–52) is today regarded as one of the most important figures in the early history of the . William was devoted to Ada and admired her greatly.

Ada Lovelace (1815–52) is today regarded as one of the most important figures in the early history of the computer. He once reportedly remarked to her, what a general you would make. An 1836 portrait of Ada Lovelace, painted by Margaret Sarah Carpenter. Photo by Getty Images). What was her relationship with Charles Babbage? Yet by the time Ada had married the man approved of by her mother, she had also met another man who made a huge impression on her, on both a personal and intellectual level.

MIT Press Direct is a distinctive collection of influential MIT Press books . This distinguished series has played a major role in defining scholarship in the history of computing.

MIT Press Direct is a distinctive collection of influential MIT Press books curated for scholars and libraries worldwide. Hallmarks of the series are its technical detail and interpretation of primary source materials. William Aspray and Thomas J. Misa. Books in this Series.

A Bibliographic Guide to the History of Computing, Computers, and the Information Processing Industry . Stein, Dorthy (1986). Ada: A Life and A Legacy.

A Bibliographic Guide to the History of Computing, Computers, and the Information Processing Industry [. Greenwood. ns/ }} Contains 2500 entries. Cortada, James W. (1996). Second Bibliographic Guide to the History of Computing, Computers, and the Information Processing Industry. Contains 4500 entries.

Augusta Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace, was the daughter of Lord Byron and a close friend to many of the leading figures of the Victorian era; based on her report on Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine she is also generally known as the inventor of the science of computer programming. In this engrossing biography, Dorothy Stein strips away the many layers of myth to reveal a story far more dramatic and fascinating than previous accounts have indicated.

Dorothy Stein is a psychologist with a special interest in thought and language and a background in physics and computer programming. She has taught courses in nineteenth-century women's history and in the biology and psychology of sex differences, and is particularly concerned with the use of myth in science.

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Burisi
I purchased this book for research into the life of Ada Lovelace. The book was well written and revealed aspects of her life that other biographers ignored. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the "first computer programmer".

Liarienen
Amazing history of one of my ancesters. Shirley Morse Baker

Saberdragon
Ada Lovelace was a passionate, intelligent and important figure in history and the history of computing. Too bad that her biography was written by someone who has an unnatural contempt for Ada's many quirks and passions. I don't understand why Dorothy Stein has chosen to write about someone against whom her writing has a clear, negative bias. Stein also should have re-titled the book "A Life and Legacy of Ada Lovelace's Family and Friends." Because there was barely a page regarding the history of computing and Ada's contribution to it, and because the author seemed far more interested in the lives of the people around Ada, than Ada herself. There are countless pages devoted to the histories of people, regardless of importance in Ada's life that received a lot more detail and praise by the author than Ada. Any description of Ada was met with snarkiness and deliberate misinterpretation by the author. For example, any letter where Ada addresses herself as a "fairy" or "high priestess" is interpreted by Ms. Stein as nothing but delusional hubris, where any reader can clearly see this was part of Ada's wittiness and sense of humor. Or Ada's multiple interests in music or writing in addition to mathematics is not seen as a passionate person eager to learn all she can about anything she can, but as the delusional preoccupations of someone who thinks they are gifted. Speaking of letters, this book could also have been re-titled as "Ada: A Collection of Letters" because this book is pretty much that: a collection of letters Ada and her friends and family wrote, interspersed with vastly incorrect or little insights the author made about Ada from those letters, and unnecessary details about everyone but Ada. It is sad that Ms. Stein has chosen to do such a poor job on a historic figure that everyone needs to know about. Perhaps a more competent author such as Stacy Schiff of "Cleopatra" or David Bodanis of "Passionate Minds" could have handled the job better. Ms. Stein had mentioned that Ada when it comes to math, "had little natural talent." The same can be said for Ms. Stein's writing.

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