Funny Cat Videos influenced the Brexit Vote?

It is the most important thing in the “free world” to uphold the democratic process but I need someone, who isn’t seeking cash or kudos to explain to me how data from Facebook can be used to influence certain voters? When answering MPs on the Digital, Culture, Media and Sports committee the Cambridge Analytica whistle-blower,Continue reading “Funny Cat Videos influenced the Brexit Vote?”

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The Programming World needs you?

This has been a very productive and interesting week, not least when I received a mail from Allison, asking for my thoughts on the graphic here and below, If you have read my blog posts about Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper, or The ENIAC “Computers” you will understand how the work of the online college isContinue reading “The Programming World needs you?”

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Grace Hopper

Grace Hopper (December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992) One of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark 1 Computer , Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper was a naval officer and an American computer scientist. As the first programmer of the Mark I Calculator and developer of the first compiler for a computer programming language,Continue reading “Grace Hopper”

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The ENIAC “Computers” Part 2

This post will look at the work of Jean Bartik, Betty Holberton, Marlyn Meltzer, Frances Spence and Ruth Teitelbaum on the ENIAC computer, Jean Bartik Betty Jean Jennings is on the left of this picture Born Betty Jean Jennings in Gentry County, Missouri in 1924 and attended Northwest Missouri State Teachers College, majoring in mathematics.Continue reading “The ENIAC “Computers” Part 2″

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The ENIAC “Computers” Part 1

If Augusta Ada Lovelace’s notes are recognised as one of the first descriptions of a computer and software our next set of historical stories involves 6 ladies who did most of the programming of ENIAC by manipulating its switches and cables. These ladies job titles became known as ‘computers‘. The ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator AndContinue reading “The ENIAC “Computers” Part 1″

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The first computer programmer – Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace

From translating inspiration and ideas into words and images perhaps we now need to consider the communication and sharing of ideas via technological innovation. In the “Noughties” we have so many ways to communicate with each other. But we mustn’t forget that the 24/7 space that never sleeps “ http://www.” “Web” wasn’t created until 1989Continue reading “The first computer programmer – Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace”

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