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Alan Johnson

Re: Ada Lovelace

"he invented the hardware, which was not all that hard, but she envisioned programming, a real revolution."

Is this a wind up? He invented the concept of a digital programmable device and then did the detailled design. He must have envisioned programming well before her as otherwise the invention made no sense at all. You can't accidently create the worlds first programmable computation device. He clearly communicated the concept to her to him and she provided an example program. Promoting her contribution as greater than his is crazy.

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