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The thrilling adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: the (mostly) true story of the first computer

The thrilling adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: the (mostly) true story of the first computer

Padua, Sydney, author, artist

When Ada translated her friend Babbage's plans for the 'Difference Engine,' her lengthy footnotes contained the first appearance of the general computing theory - 100 years before an actual computer was built. Sadly, Lovelace died of cancer a few years after publishing the paper, and Babbage never built any of his machines. But now Sydney Padua gives us an alternate reality in which Lovelace and Babbage do build the 'Difference Engine', and then use it to do battle with the American banking system, the publishing industry, their own fears that their project will lose funding, and a villainous street musician who will force the two friends to re-evaluate their priorities - 'for the sake of both London and science.'

Book. English. General. Graphic novels.
Published London: Particular Books, 2016
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Sydney Padua
ISBN: 0141981539, 9780141981536
Note: Originally published: New York: Pantheon, 2015.
Physical Description: 320 pages : chiefly illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Subject: Babbage, Charles, 1791-1871 Comic books, strips, etc. Fiction.; Lovelace, Ada King, Countess of, 1815-1852 Comic books, strips, etc. Fiction.