Ada Lovelace: Letters shed light on tech visionary

Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace is a celebrated role model for women in technology.

In an article published in 1843, she imagined a future in which programmable machines would be essential to the progress of science, and might even be used to create art and music.

We are now living that future.

So is Ada Lovelace our first tech visionary? Or, as some critics now claim, was her contribution to computer science vastly overrated?  More