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From: Robin Vowels <robin.vowels@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Not only a language...
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2022 23:55:36 -0800 (PST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <ef2f1747-74bd-42a2-ac81-601059f0dafdn@googlegroups.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <fsydnfUTh7ZmhYb_nZ2dnUU7-fnNnZ2d@earthlink.com>

On Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 5:24:01 PM UTC+11, 25.BX943 wrote:
> On 2/25/22 11:42 AM, mockturtle wrote: 
> > Now also a GPU is named after Ada Lovelace 
> > https://www.pcgamer.com/nvidias-next-generation-ada-lovelace-gpus-are-rumored-to-consume-scary-amounts-of-power/
> That's nice ... but does it have anything to do with 
> her thoughts on computing machines ? :-) 
> 
> Babbage knew how to build a computer - but he was fixated 
> on using them to create math tables for navigation and such.
.
That's how it started, but he progressed to develop
an "analytical engine" -- a computer, for which Ada Lovelace
wrote programs.
.
> Lovelace/Byron saw the potential far better - realized that 
> anything that could in some way be rendered into numbers 
> could be manipulated by computing machines. 
> 
> Poor Babbage ... he had it right, but the hardware of the 
> time was gears and cogs.

  reply	other threads:[~2022-02-27  7:55 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-02-25 16:42 mockturtle
2022-02-27  6:23 ` 25.BX943
2022-02-27  7:55   ` Robin Vowels [this message]
2022-03-08  1:55     ` 25.BX943
2022-03-09 21:06       ` Robin Vowels
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