Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: The Shelley poem is genuine
From: (Carol Miller-Tutzauer)
Date: 1991-04-12, 10:10

In article <>, (Laura E. Floom) writes...
> > 
> >BTW, for the computer programmers out there. Lord Byrons daughter was Ada, the
> >women who the language was named after. I know this has nothing to do with TP,
> >but what the hell.

And, I seem to vaguely remember something about how she was
quite the mathematical whiz.  Didn't she also have some kind
of relationship with Turing (of Turing test fame)?  Don't some
claim she is responsible for the birth of the computer, something
about binary, or hex or something?  A women back then just simply
wasn't taken seriously.  (Why else would George Sand use a man's

Inquiring minds want to know!  -- Carol