Ada Lovelace: Seven odd facts about the first programmer
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Ada Lovelace: Seven odd facts about the first programmer

My favourite Financial Times journalists are Lucy Kellaway and Gillian Tett. And I can’t help wondering if it is coincidental that both are women…

Maybe, but maybe not. Neither of their approaches are some mad-pejorative-dresses-and-perfume idea of femininity. Yet Gillian Tett does tend to focus on big picture societal impact. While Lucy Kellaway places a lot of emphasis on individual corporate experiences and even wrote the comic novel, Martin Lukes: Who Moved My BlackBerry?  

So what has all this got to do with women in tech or Ada Lovelace Day? Well, there is clearly a lot of stuff and nonsense written about both subjects. The worst end of this appears to champion drafting in as many women in as possible for no apparent reason.

There is one reason why having more women in different environments is a good thing: different people come with different perspectives. In fact, probably the least interesting thing about Ada Lovelace is the much touted label that she was ‘the first programmer’…

 

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