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What Did Ada Lovelace's Program Actually Do?
Lovelace’s program is not easy to explain to the layperson without some hand-waving. It’s the intricacies of her program, though, that make it so remarkable. Whether or not she ought to be known as “the first programmer,” her program was specified with a degree of rigor that far surpassed anything that came before. She thought carefully about how operations could be organized into groups that could be repeated, thereby inventing the loop. She realized how important it was to track th...
history  programming  computing  lovelace  math  ada  byron 
12 weeks ago by kybernetikos
How low (power) can you go? - Charlie's Diary
So for the cost of removing chewing gum, a city in 2030 will be able to give every square metre of its streets the processing power of a 2012 tablet computer
future  power  privacy  technology  computing  energy  koomeyslaw  city  stross 
july 2017 by kybernetikos

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