Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat
|Ada and Linda Lovelaces|| |
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Lovelaces and Computer Sciences
I met David Gelernter in 1990 (before the Unabomber sent him a
when he was producing groundbreaking research in the area of distributed
computing at Yale. Someone asked Dr. Gelernter why the distributed language
he had created was called Linda.
See, Ada Lovelace
was an assistant to Charles Babbage, the father of Computer Science, and is hailed as
the first computer programmer ever. The computer language Ada is named after Ada Lovelace.
Gelenter was a young graduate student when he created a new distributed programming
language and the another Lovelace, Linda Lovelace, was in vogue, so he called it Linda.
Now you know.
|First Written: Tuesday, April 23, 2002|
Last Modified: 8/1/2003
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