Notes: Les Miserables 1862 Release

These are notes I made preparing a Twitter thread about the 1862 release of Les Miserables. It’s pretty close to the original tweet thread. No formatting or reorganizing for this post – just spelling & grammar corrections. I was surprised the first time I read events around the 1862 publication of Les Miserables.It had more […]

Computing History – Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace is generally considered to be the first computer programmer in history. Some people argue that Charles Babbage wrote algorithms before her and she was aware of them from correspondence with him. Even if true, she Modern programming takes less from Babbage’s work on a computing engine that can manipulate numbers better than humans; […]