The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer (Pantheon Graphic Novels)

By Sydney Padua

THE exciting ADVENTURES OF LOVELACE AND BABBAGE . . . within which Sydney Padua transforms the most compelling medical collaborations right into a hilarious sequence of adventures.

Meet Victorian London’s such a lot dynamic duo: Charles Babbage, the unrealized inventor of the pc, and his partner, Ada, Countess of Lovelace, the strange protoprogrammer and daughter of Lord Byron. whilst Lovelace translated an outline of Babbage’s plans for a tremendous mechanical calculating desktop in 1842, she additional annotations 3 times longer than the unique paintings. Her footnotes contained the 1st visual appeal of the final computing idea, 100 years sooner than a precise machine used to be outfitted. unfortunately, Lovelace died of melanoma a decade after publishing the paper, and Babbage by no means equipped any of his machines.

yet don't depression! The exciting Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage presents a rollicking exchange fact during which Lovelace and Babbage do construct the adaptation Engine after which use it to construct runaway monetary versions, conflict the scourge of spelling mistakes, discover the wilder nation-states of arithmetic, and, after all, struggle crime—for the sake of either London and technology. entire with wide footnotes that rival these penned via Lovelace herself, historic curiosities, and never-before-seen diagrams of Babbage’s mechanical, steam-powered machine, The exciting Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage is splendidly whimsical, totally strange, and, exceptionally, solely irresistible.

(With black-and-white illustrations throughout.) 

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