Lord Byron and the First Computer or Ada Lovelace Day — 8 Comments

  1. This is so interesting, Alina. I have to wonder how much Annabella and Ada could have accomplished had women been encouraged to use their minds more back in those days. I had heard of Ada before. Very interesting woman.

    • Yes, that’s so true. Even today, math and science are considered the more “masculine” fields. I wonder whether, in Ada’s case, contact with her father would have channeled her creativity away from math? Thanks for stopping by, Linda.

  2. Thank you, Mary. This reminds us that creativity has different outlets. (By the way, back in those days, didn’t they think women expressed “creativity” by having children – and other pursuits were sometimes dicouraged so mothering would be the focus?)

  3. That’s taking creativity to the biological level, isn’t it! Honestly, I can see the raising of children as a more creative endeavor than solving math equations, and equally as complicated. I lost my appreciation of math when I started studying algebra.

  4. Very interesting! I always liked math as a kid, it was like solving puzzles which I found fun. I wish I could have imparted that interest in my kids; theirs are focused almost entirely on the humanities.

    • I wonder how we could make it more fun for them to stimulate interest? Thanks for stopping by, Diane.

    • Yes you might be right! She was straight-laced and he was wild, she was a mathematician and he was a poet, she was rich, and he was in need of money! Thanks for stopping by, Teresa.