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"W. Wesley Groleau x4923" <[log in to unmask]>
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W. Wesley Groleau x4923
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Fri, 2 Mar 2001 09:42:58 -0500
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> Check out http://www.newyorker.com/THE_CRITICS/BOOKS/
>
> Another myth debunked?

If you refer to the "myth" that Ada was the first programmer, Scientific
American pointed out a few years ago that Babbage wrote programs before
Ada did.  His were much simpler than hers, however.  And how do you define
programming?  Is it only "programming" if branching is possible?  Or was
it "programming" to create a control card for Jacquard's loom?

Still, that book sounds interesting....

--
Wes Groleau
http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~wgroleau

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