Computer geeks on opposite ends of the Earth have found the original sketch of the worldâ€™s first programmer. In a story worthy of a Hollywood movie, a United States Army sergeant in Tajikistan and a programmer in Texas resurrected the legend of Ada Lovelace by buying up a 180-year-old watercolor portrait on eBay.
Ada Lovelace, formally known as Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace is credited with creating the worldâ€™s first computer program for the Babbage steam-powered calculating engine. The United States military named their Ada programming language after her and her portrait is used in some Microsoft hologram stickers.
Ada Lovelace painting purchased on eBay