Computer science: Enchantress of abstraction

@article{Holmes2015ComputerSE,
  title={Computer science: Enchantress of abstraction},
  author={Richard Holmes},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2015},
  volume={525},
  pages={30-32}
}
K G O V ER N M EN T A R T C O LL EC TI O N The bicentenary of Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, heralds the critical reassessment of a remarkable figure in the history of Victorian science. Ada Lovelace (as she is now known) was 27 years old and married with 3 children when she published the first account of a prototype computer and its possible applications in 1843. Her 20,000-word paper was appended as seven Notes to a translation of a descriptive article, Sketch of the Analytical… Expand
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