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  • Published: 19 September 2016
  • ISBN: 9780141981536
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $24.99
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The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer




'My new favourite book. It has everything. Byron, maths, imaginary computers, emotion' - Matt Haig

Meet two of Victorian London's greatest geniuses... Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron: mathematician, gambler, and proto-programmer, whose writings contained the first ever appearance of general computing theory. And Charles Babbage, eccentric inventor of the Difference Engine, an enormous clockwork calculating machine that would have been the first computer...

  • Published: 19 September 2016
  • ISBN: 9780141981536
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $24.99
Categories:

Praise for The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

So impossibly funny, clever, demented, charming and altogether wonderful that I was a convert within three pages. Buy it for everyone you know, regardless of what you think they like. Brilliant stuff

Lucy Mangan, Stylist, Books of the Year

My new favourite book. It has everything. Byron, maths, imaginary computers, emotion

Matt Haig, author of Reasons to Stay Alive

A rip-roaring caper . . . does more than simply celebrate the genius of the first computer programmer, it encourages us to turn our imagination to technology. An inspiration to us all

Nicola Davis, Observer

There is no way around this, Sydney Padua's Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage is bloody brilliant

Robin Ince

I love it . . . everyone is getting a copy

Martha Lane Fox

This is history as I wish it was: bright, caring and full of zing . . . It is full of life. Go. Get it

Nick Harkaway

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