Friday, September 30, 2011

The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage

In an alternate universe, Charles Babbage's difference engine was built and utilized by him and Ada Lovelace to fight crime.

Similar to Kate Beaton's Hark! A Vagrant, Sydney Padua's 2D Goggles or The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage is all about making history AWESOME.

History, it should be noted, is already great. Padua did not, for example, make up that Ada Lovelace was raised on a steady diet of mathematics to counteract the dangerous poetic influence of her father Lord Byron. That is all true, my friends. And Babbage's difference engine was eventually built (a century or so later), and it totally worked. Ada Lovelace was the world's first computer program with not nary a computer in her possession.

Some things are stretched. Lifespans, for example. But you have to read the notes underneath each comic. The things you think are historically inaccurate often are not.

Together, Lovelace and Babbage take on the economy! They are called upon by Queen Victoria to fight crime and make kittens! Their adventures thrill their readers!

Read The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage online! Your life will never be the same.

Yours mathematically,


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