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- Listening Length: 8 hours and 48 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Critical Connection
- Audible.com Release Date: September 26, 2013
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FFXKSPE
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Ada, the Enchantress of Numbers: Poetical Science Audible – Unabridged
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This is a series of letters between Ada and Charles
Babbage, giving insight on how they viewed his
computer technology (mechanical) and the uses it could be put to.
Ada Lovelace is well known and celebrated in Great Britain, but is less well known in the US. She is celebrated as the first computer "programmer" as she understood that a computing machine could be instructed to perform multiple functions on a data set. She foresaw the possibility of machines manipulating any values that could be numerically represented such as musical tones, or colors. Unfortunately, she had a short life and painful death from cancer. There has been much speculation about her mental health and use of medications that affected her emotional and mental stability.
Thanks to the skill and enormous contribution of the author to this project, it is more likely that Ada's story and legacy will be kept alive to be shared with young women as part of the history of technology and computing. I have great admiration for the author and recommend this work to anyone interested in the history of women in mathematics and technology.