We may say most aptly, that the Analytical Engine weaves algebraical patterns just as the Jacquard-loom weaves flowers and leaves.


Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace



Augusta Ada King, who we know today as Ada Lovelace, was the first of the programmers, the code weavers.  This last Tuesday (October 15) was Ada Lovelace day.  She is one of the patron heroes of nerds and geeks alike.  MadArtLab.com even has paper dolls.