Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Ada Lovelace

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Ada Lovelace[edit]

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Original – Mathematician and computer programmer Ada Lovelace. The Ada programming language is named for her.
Reason
Lead article image with good quality and good size by a noted artist
Articles in which this image appears
Ada Lovelace
FP category for this image
Wikipedia:Featured pictures/People/Science and engineering
Creator
Alfred Edward Chalon
  • Support as nominator --Pine 05:57, 30 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support I'm AGF-ing on the image being as saturated as it appears; it's certainly not unreasonable saturation for a watercolour, and that there's not bits cropped out. As those are the only things that could cause me to vote against this image, I would love to see this pass. Also, you know she's generally considered the first computer programmer? She worked out programs before computers able to run them existed. Adam Cuerden (talk) 07:28, 30 September 2013 (UTC)
    • She wasn't the first though that would have been Charles Babbage. After that depending on how you define working on a program and various dates she was either second, fourth or nowhere.Geni (talk) 13:26, 30 September 2013 (UTC)
      • Not exactly. Babbage didn't design algorithms for his computers, he saw them as basic mathematical aids. She was the one credited for spotting the potential. Adam Cuerden (talk) 17:42, 30 September 2013 (UTC)
        • The earliest known program was the one Babbage presented at Turin. If Babbage didn't design algorithms there would have been no reason for him to go beyond the difference engine.Geni (talk) 06:45, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Support Excellent. -- King of ♠ 10:09, 30 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support famous painting of her, and of good quality. Tomer T (talk) 10:46, 30 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support.Nikhil (talk) 10:59, 30 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Support per my vote at Commons. Daniel Case (talk) 00:10, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Support : Bellus Delphina talk 21:13, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Support — Absolutely stunning. Kurtis (talk) 08:38, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

Promoted File:Ada Lovelace portrait.jpg --Armbrust The Homunculus 05:57, 10 October 2013 (UTC)