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Hal Hart <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 10 Dec 1998 13:07:25 -0800
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Christoph & Ursula Grein wrote:

> Has anybody noticed that today Ada is 18.
> The first standard was published the 10th December, 1980.
> Happy Birthday, Mylady.

You may not be aware that Dec. 10 was chosen exactly because it was the
birthday of Augusta Ada Byron (Lady of Lovelace, Charles Babbage's
assistant and "programmer" of his mechanical engines precedenting
electronic computers which were realized almost a century later).
Furthermore, that original U.S. Department of Defense military standard
was numbered MIL-STD-1815, in honor of the year of Ada's birth, 1815.

Indeed, HAPPY 183rd BIRTHDAY, Mylady!   --hh