Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine

Laurie Wallmark

Ada Lovelace, the daughter of the well-known romantic poet Lord Byron, develops her creative potential through her study of science and mathematics. Ada was the first person to write a computer program. She did so in order to demonstrate the capabilities of the first mechanical computer, which Charles Babbage invented. Ada understood the machine better than anyone else when she met Charles Babbage, the inventor of the first mechanical computer.