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From: "25.BX943" <25BZ493@nada.net>
Subject: Re: Not only a language...
Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2022 01:23:54 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <fsydnfUTh7ZmhYb_nZ2dnUU7-fnNnZ2d@earthlink.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <ed697900-5280-4f3f-8d2e-4c33e26fd83cn@googlegroups.com>

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.
   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  6:23 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 [this message]
2022-02-27  7:55   ` Robin Vowels
2022-03-08  1:55     ` 25.BX943
2022-03-09 21:06       ` Robin Vowels
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