When is Ada Lovelace day (and night)?
March 24th is Ada Lovelace day! http://findingada.com/
There’s a rumor the Countess of Lovelace herself is going to Skype from the “other side”. How? Well, it’s a bit of a mystery to me too, but communication from Victorian-era technophiles through modern technology has been happening more than you think.
Despite never building an actual model of the Necrophone (a telephone to contact spirits), Thomas Edison is reported to have left a message on Steve Jobs voicemail in May of 2002. It said, “I’m proud that I’ve never used my innovation to create weapons to kill.” Jobs denies this event publicly, but several insiders claim to have heard the mysteriously un-pingable message. And that this message is also the reason why Jobs ended his top-secret collaboration with the US Air Force in which government files show Jobs was working on something called an iSnyper, a computerized heat-seeking missile with a sleek, ultra-stylish casing.
The first computer inventor Charles Babbage has been practically stalking Bill Gates from the great beyond for decades. This was first noticed by Melinda, when she heard a voice with a British accent through her kids’ baby monitor. Bill began to listen to the monitor late at night (daytime in England), hoping for advice from the philosophical inventor. He finally heard Babbage utter forcibly, “The economy of human time is the next advantage of machinery” which prompted the overworked couple to holiday for a month in the Maldives.
So how is Ada going to make herself known? What is her urgent message for post-bomb America? Tune in March 24th and see…