How Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage Invented the World’s First Computer: An Illustrated Adventure in Footnotes and Friendship In 1843, Ada Lovelace — the only legitimate child of the poet Lord Byron — translated a scientific paper by Italian military engineer Luigi Menabrea titled Sketch of an Analytical Engine, adding seven footnotes to it. Together, they measured 65 pages — two and half times the length of Menabrea’s original text — and included the earliest complete computer program, becoming the first true paper on computer science and rendering Lovelace the world’s first computer programmer. She was twenty-seven. Data Visualization Review: Gephi, Free Graph Exploration Software I do not often get to play with networks, yet I find them fascinating and full of knowledge gathering potential. The data visualization works of Moritz Stefaner, Jer Thorp, and Mark Lombardi captivate me. I am intrigued by relationships, how we perceive them, and how we can understand them.
Histoire - Application WorldWideWeb NeXT In March 1989, Tim Berners-Lee, along with Robert Cailliau, at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, circulated "Information Management: A Proposal." It imagined a simple client-server architecture, and links, and a 6 month time frame. His boss at CERN at the time — Mark Sendall — labeled it the now classic understatement of the century: "Vague, but exciting."
Connection Machine Thinking Machines CM-2 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. One of the face plates has been partially removed to show the circuit boards inside. The Connection Machines were a series of supercomputers that grew out of Danny Hillis's doctoral research at MIT in the early 1980s on alternatives to the traditional von Neumann architecture of computation. The Connection Machines (CMs), beginning with CM-1, were originally intended for applications in artificial intelligence and symbolic processing, but later versions found greater success in the field of computational science.
Crowdfunding the commons Goteo.org News Goteo nominated for EU Democratic Citizenship Awards See more Crowdfunding pro transparencia y open data. Eldiario.es See more Co-creation workshops with open DNA See more Crowdfunding y periodismo por Goteo. Eldiario.es See more Goteo premiada por Open Knowledge Foundation Spain See more No nos afecta Régimen Jurídico de Plataformas de Financiación Participativa See more Cultura libre y peer production: La era maker. Eldiario.es See more "Goteo es, quizás, la plataforma de crowdfunding más potente de España...
Quantum Supremacy and Complexity Gil Kalai is a popularizer of mathematics as well as a great researcher. His blog has some entries on Polymath projects going back to the start of this year. He has just contributed an article to the May AMS Notices titled, “The Quantum Computer Puzzle.” The Story So Far For this week’s iDevBlogADay post, I’m going to take a detailed look at the history of Trainyard, from its humble beginnings to its current position high up the App Store charts. Yes, there will be sales data. This’ll be a long one, so settle down and enjoy In the beginning