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.

https://parwatisingari.com/2017/10/10/meet-the-worlds-first-woman-programmer/

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