I also came across the name of Ada Lovelace on another friend;s Facebook Timeline. There was a story about this "prophet of the computer age," as the article in Cosmos Magazine named her. A very advanced student of mathematics, she published a 20,000 page article in 1843 about a mechanical calculator which was the forerunner of our modern day computer! Charles Babbage designed the calculator. Apparently, she came from a very wealthy family and had a long time friendship with Charles Babbage. Ada Lovelace tried to give him the money to finance it, but for some unknown reason, he rejected it.
We are living in a very exciting digital age, and I look forward to hearing more about the discoveries and new technology being developed.