Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Daily Thoughts 3/8/2011 (The Information)

Robert Wilhelm Ekman, Reading woman. 1838

Daily Thoughts 3/8/2011

This morning, I read some more of James Gleick, The Information.  The author is writing about Charles Babbage who designed a mechanical computer that was never produced.  It was a design before its time.

Today has been a quiet day.  I did some weeding in the storage area, checked the displays, updated the Twitter account, and collected some more surveys.  I also checked on the inventorying for items that needed to be discarded.  Things went very smoothly today.  I also did a little preparation for opening the computer lab to help people search for jobs on the internet for an hour.

I read some more of The Information on the way home, James Gleick is writing about Ada Lovelace who is considered the first programmer.  She created programs based on a machine that was not yet even created.  It adds a layer of abstraction to the history of computing.

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