Issue No. 04 - October-December (2003 vol. 25)
John Fuegi , Flare/MITH
Jo Francis , Flare/MITH
<p>Augusta Ada Lovelace worked with Charles Babbage to create a description of Babbage's unbuilt invention, the Analytical Engine, a highly advanced mechanical calculator often considered a forerunner of the electronic calculating computers of the 20th century. Ada Lovelace's "Notes," describing the Analytical Engine, published in <it>Taylor's Scientific Memoirs </it>in 1843, contained a ground-breaking description of the possibilities of programming the machine to go beyond number-crunching to "computing" in the wider sense in which we understand the term today. This article expands on research first presented by the authors in their documentary film, <it>To Dream Tomorrow</it>.</p>
J. Francis and J. Fuegi, "Lovelace & Babbage and the Creation of the 1843 'Notes'," in IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 25, no. , pp. 16-26, 2003.