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Portrait of Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace

1815–1852

English; first computer programmer

The Analytical Engine has no pretensions whatever to originate anything. It can do whatever we know how to order it to perform. It can follow analysis, but it has no power of anticipating any analytical revelations or thruths. Its province is to assist us in making available what we are already acquainted with.

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