The World’s First Computer Programmer Was a Victorian Mother-of-Three

Does the name Ada Lovelace ring any bells? No? Seeing as you're reading this on a computer, tablet or smartphone, it should. The Victorian mother-of-three, born 1815, was the world's first ever computer programmer. Read More >>

Get Up Close to Babbage’s Difference Engine in This Gigapixel Image

Charles Babbage's difference engine—the mechanical precursor to today's digital computers—is a beautifully intricate machine. Now, you can take a real close look at it using this gigapixel image. Read More >>