World's First Programmer, Ada Lovelace, Gets A Google Logo

Dec 10, 2012 • 8:30 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Logos

Today is the birthday of Ada Lovelace, the world's first programmer. It is the 197th birthday, she was born on December 10, 1815 in London. In 1842, she wrote the algorithm intended to be processed by a machine. It was specifically an algorithm describing the analytical engine to compute Bernoulli numbers.

To celebrate her contributions to the world, Google has a special logo for the day:

Ada Lovelace Google Logo

She died at the young age of 36 on November 27, 1852 in London as well. She died from uterine cancer.

Her children include:

  • Byron King-Noel, Viscount Ockham and 12th Baron Wentworth
  • Anne Blunt, 15th Baroness Wentworth
  • Ralph King-Milbanke, 2nd Earl of Lovelace

The Google logo, aka Doodle, shows her writing the algorithm and how it lead to the birth of computers and the internet as we know it today.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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12/10/2012 02:03 pm

Everyone knows that Ada Lovelace is just another Google shill. Her algo update is hurting the SERPs so people have to click on ads. Look for the next earnings release from Google and stop listening to Cutts and Barry and Lovelace.

Daniel Carlyon

12/10/2012 02:09 pm

oh yeah definitely! How can someone publicly help Google when they died 146 years before said company was founded?! Google founded: September 4, 1998 Ada Lovelace died: 27th November, 1852


12/10/2012 03:25 pm

Just you wait until the Babbage algo hits and it is 100% paid ads in the SERPs! Maybe then you will open your eyes to what is so obvious!

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