User talk:B.A. Toole

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Thanks so much!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:9:2B80:509:223:DFFF:FE9F:7C02 (talk) 16:50, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

Status as of 2013-12-20[edit]

Hello Betty, here is a summary of what has happened during the past couple of weeks. There were also some capitalization adjustments and other crucial-yet-tiny things, click here for all the details.[11]

  1. CHANGED by 75 (no relation :-) in collaboration with Galdalf: Her notes on the engine include what is recognised as the first algorithm intended to be processed carried out by a machine. ...These notes contain what is considered by some many consider to be the first computer program—that is, an algorithm encoded for processing designed to be carried out by a machine.
  2. REMOVED by Kaldari methinks: To me, correspondence between Ada and Babbage seems to make obvious once again that Ada was as mad as a hatter, and contributed little more to the 'Notes' than trouble.
  3. ADDED by 176 in collaboration with with Galdalf and myself: In Tom Stoppard's 1993 play Arcadia, the precocious teenage genius Thomasina Coverly (a character "apparently based"[64][83] on Ada Lovelace—the play also involves Lord Byron) comes to understand chaos theory, and theorises the second law of thermodynamics, before either is officially recognised.

Do these things look like improvements? Speaking of overall coverage of Ada in wikipedia, is there any other work than needs doing, that you could suggest? Thanks much. Hope you are doing well, talk to you later. (talk) 20:07, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the changes. I was off in Mexico and appreciate your doing the work! — Betty 01:24, 22 December 2013 (UTC)
Status as of 2014-01-12
No problem, glad to help. There were some small changes over the holidays, but not too many. Happy 2014.  :-) The main language-change was inserting a word for grammatical-clarity.
  1. CHANGED by User:NickBell: ...While studying differential calculus, she wrote to De Morgan: "I may remark...
Beyond that, there was also some robot-assisted work on punctuation and hyperlinks, see here if you wish.[12] Hope you enjoyed Mexico, leave me a note on my user-talkpage if you need anything, thanks. (talk) 00:54, 13 January 2014 (UTC)