A quotes list created by Lee Sonogan
Known as one of the first computer programmers and from the 18 hundreds, her algorithm changed what machines could only do at the time in calculation. Aligned with Charles Babbage’s proposed mechanical general-purpose computer, this is a new history to me. The two from England laid these foundational systems in what we experience today inside every program. Another lady that is worthy of a quotes list of her very own that rivals any other mathematical analyst I have currently covered.
- Imagination is the Discovering Faculty, pre-eminently. It is that which penetrates into the unseen worlds around us, the worlds of Science.
- That brain of mine is something more than merely mortal, as time will show.
- I believe myself to possess a most singular combination of qualities exactly fitted to make me pre-eminently a discoverer of the hidden realities of nature.
- The Analytical Engine has no pretensions whatever to originate anything. It can do whatever we know how to order it to perform… But it is likely to exert an indirect and reciprocal influence on science itself.
- Those who incline to very strictly utilitarian views may perhaps feel that the peculiar powers of the Analytical Engine bear upon questions of abstract and speculative science rather than upon those involving everyday and ordinary human interests.
- I have got a scheme to make a thing in the form of a horse with a steam engine in the inside so contrived as to move an immense pair of wings, fixed on the outside of the horse, in such a manner as to carry it up into the air while a person sits on its back.
- Owing to some peculiarity in my nervous system, I have perception of some things, which no one else has; or at least very few, if any… I can throw rays from every quarter of the universe into one vast focus. Ada Lovelace
- I wish to add my mite towards expounding & interpreting the Almighty, & his laws & works, for the most effective use of mankind; and certainly, I should feel it no small glory if I were enabled to be one of his most noted prophets (using this word in my own peculiar sense) in this world.”
- The science of operations, as derived from mathematics more especially, is a science of itself, and has its own abstract truth and value.
- I never am really satisfied that I understand anything; because, understand it well as I may, my comprehension can only be an infinitesimal fraction of all I want to understand about the many connections and relations which occur to me, how the matter in question was first thought of or arrived at, etc., etc.
- Secondly, figures, the symbols of numerical magnitude, are frequently also the symbols of operations, as when they are the indices of powers. Wherever terms have a shifting meaning, independent sets of considerations are liable to become complicated together, and reasoning and results are frequently falsified.
- In abstract mathematics, of course operations alter those particular relations which are involved in the considerations of number and space, and the results of operations are those peculiar results which correspond to the nature of the subjects of operation.
- With whomsoever or wheresoever may rest the present causes of difficulty that apparently exist towards either the completion of the old engine, or the commencement of the new one, we trust they will not ultimately result in this generation’s being acquainted with these inventions through the medium of pen, ink and paper merely; and still more do we hope, that for the honour of our country’s reputation in the future pages of history, these causes will not lead to the completion of the undertaking by some other nation or government.
More than crunching numbers, very young she was designing flying machines to when she was older compulsively gambling. Almost obsessed with numbers, her accomplishments were not recognized until a century later where a new code language was named after her. Personality-wise she crosses into the metaphysical which I like and can interpret. In the search for interesting people, she goes into the list for the woman of deeper complicity more few than a lot that I would prefer to honour like this.