Twin Peaks Usenet Archive


Subject: Re: The Shelley poem is genuine
From: rhaller@oregon.uoregon.edu
Date: 1991-04-12, 12:39
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

In article <1991Apr12.175323.28821@nntp-server.caltech.edu>
floom@nntp-server.caltech.edu (Laura E. Floom) writes:
> >In article <70572@eerie.acsu.Buffalo.EDU> riacmt@ubvmsa.cc.buffalo.edu writes:
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> >
> >Well, I didnt give all the facts in the first posting beacuse i didnt
> >want to start a net.argument, but this is how it goes. Yes, she was a 
> >real whiz. And she was a friend of Babbage (and possible lover?) Babbage
> >designed a computing machine, and its basic design was used for early
> >modern computers. Now this is the part that some sexist scholars dispute:
> >Ada "programmed" Babbages machine. So, she is considered the first programmer.

Yup, and they named a programming language after her. It is required on all DOD
machines, I believe. I'll bet the Major can program in it :-)

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> >
> >Laura Floom
> >

-Rich (Just say "NO!" to MSDOS) Haller


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