As promised, some links about Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace...
- Here's what the Computer History Museum (the one in Mountain View, California) has to say about the Difference Engines built by the Science Museum in London.
- And here's the full, four-minute video from Wired about the Difference Engine now on display at the Computer History Museum:
- Plan 28 is the effort to build Babbage's Analytical Engine. Donations are currently being accepted.
- All of Sydney Padua's Lovelace and Babbage comics are available online, and all feature extensive footnotes and references! And here's the comic the BBC commissioned from Padua that explains Lovelace's and Babbage's contributions to the field of computer science.
- Ada Lovelace Day celebrates women in science, engineering, math, and technology. You can learn more about Ada Lovelace Day and the woman herself and read the thousands of blog posts written for Ada Lovelace Day.
And here's my Prezi showing Babbage's technique for breaking the Vigenere cipher.