Babbage and Lovelace in Paperback! February 9, 2015Posted by stuffilikenet in Awesome, Books, Brilliant words, Geek Stuff, Mutants, Uncategorizable.
It’s ready for pre-order! The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer by the hilarious Sidney Padua. A lovely work (also available at 2dgoggles.com for free; pay for it so she can be creative instead of being an illustrator for monster movies, where her genius is wasted) compounded of silliness and erudition, with Lovelace dedicated to eradicating poetry and Babbage absolutely devoted to shutting down street musicians (art mirrors life in this respect; musicians did try to kill him). Gloriously footnoted and furiously researched, this surreal frappe of comedy and alternate history tastes like mental honey.