Toast to the world’s first programmer.

My workspace seemed to filled with IT personal and people speaking of AI for while I assumed AI was Air-India then I learnt it was artificial intelligence. I am told by these kids who create computer programs that computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone is the lawgiver. No playwright, no stage director, emperor, no matter how powerful can exercise such absolute authority to excute a stage or field of battle and to command such unswervingly dutiful actors or troops.

Programming today is apparently a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots.

The universe is definitely winning.

All the same the first computer programmer was a woman. October 8th is commemorated in her memory.

October 8th is commemorated as Ada Lovelace day in memory of Lord Byron’s daughter Ada Love who was probably the world’s first programmer.

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