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Ada Lovelace

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  • On December 10, 1980, (Ada’s birthday), the U.S. Defense Department approved the reference manual for its new computer programming language, called “Ada”.
  • The U.S. Department of Defense Military Standard for Ada (MIL-STD-1815) was assigned a number to commemorate the year of her birth.
  • On episode #203 (“Hugs and Witches”) of the math-mystery cartoon, Cyberchase, she appears as the animated character Lady Ada Lovelace, voiced by Saturday Night Live comedian Jane Curtin.
  • She is one of the main characters in the alternate history “Steampunk” novel The Difference Engine by Bruce Sterling and William Gibson, which posits a world in which Babbage’s machines were mass produced and the computer age started a century early.
  • Lord Byron’s Novel by John Crowley is a pastiche of a novel supposedly by Byron (in real life he did begin writing one, but is not known to have completed it), discovered after his death by his daughter, edited and with commentary by her.
  • Her image can be seen on the Microsoft product authenticity hologram stickers.

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