To Dream Tomorrow, A Portrait of Ada Byron Lovelace
From the filmmakers' "Women of Power" film series. Label text: "The story of Ada Byron Lovelace and her contributions to computing, over a hundred years before the time usually thought to be the start of the Computer Age. Daugter of a mathematically gifted, social activist mother and the 'mad, bad and dangerous to know' poet Lord Byron, Ada was 17 when she began studying a prototype mechanical calculator designed by mathematician Charles Babbage. By the time she was 27, she had moved even beyond her famous contemporaries to describe universal computing much as we understand it today,"