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Nigel Sedgwick

First Algorithm?!

The Register article states, WRT Ada Lovelace: "We also have her notes for Babbage's machine that represent the first algorithm every produced."

I refute this thus: Euclid, c. 300BC; also Eratosthenes, c. 200BC.

That's merely reference to a refutation or two - not a claim for first algorithm.

For the avoidance of doubt, IMHO Ada Lovelace is certainly worthy of such recognition.

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