Tuesday, March 8, 2011
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.