The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer (Pantheon Graphic Novels)

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer (Pantheon Graphic Novels)

Sydney Padua


THE exciting ADVENTURES OF LOVELACE AND BABBAGE . . . within which Sydney Padua transforms some of the most compelling medical collaborations right into a hilarious sequence of adventures.

Meet Victorian London’s so much dynamic duo: Charles Babbage, the unrealized inventor of the pc, and his associate, Ada, Countess of Lovelace, the abnormal protoprogrammer and daughter of Lord Byron. while Lovelace translated an outline of Babbage’s plans for a tremendous mechanical calculating computer in 1842, she extra annotations 3 times longer than the unique paintings. Her footnotes contained the 1st visual appeal of the final computing concept, 100 years earlier than an exact computing device used to be equipped. unfortunately, Lovelace died of melanoma a decade after publishing the paper, and Babbage by no means outfitted any of his machines.

yet don't depression! The exciting Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage presents a rollicking trade truth within which Lovelace and Babbage do construct the adaptation Engine after which use it to construct runaway fiscal versions, conflict the scourge of spelling blunders, discover the wilder nation-states of arithmetic, and, in fact, struggle crime—for the sake of either London and technology. entire with broad footnotes that rival these penned by way of Lovelace herself, historic curiosities, and never-before-seen diagrams of Babbage’s mechanical, steam-powered computing device, The exciting Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage is splendidly whimsical, totally strange, and, mainly, fullyyt irresistible.

(With black-and-white illustrations throughout.) 

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