This pint glass features Ada, Countess of Lovelace, who authored the first computer algorithm. Born to the poet, Lord Byron, but expelled from his household for her failure to be a boy, her mother ensured she was tutored in math and music to deter any dangerous poetic tendencies.
She envisioned using calculating machines to derive more than simple figures, and to be applied in fields beyond mathematics, laying the foundation for today’s technological world. This brilliant woman authored the world's first computer algorithm, and is now fondly known as the grandmother of computer programming.
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