The World’s 1st Computer Algorithm, Written by Ada Lovelace, Sells for $125,000 at Auction

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“Young Ada Lovelace was introduced to English society as the sole (legitimate) child of scalawag poet Lord Byron in 1815. More than 200 years later, she is remembered by many as the world’s first computer programmer.

On Monday (July 23), Lovelace’s scientific reputation got a boost when a rare first edition of one of her pioneering technical works — featuring an equation considered by some to be the world’s first computer algorithm — sold at auction for 95,000 pounds ($125,000) in the U.K. [Beyond Tesla: History’s Most Overlooked Scientists]”

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