Happy Birthday, Ada Lovelace: How Lord Byron’s Daughter Became the World’s First Computer Programmer - Brain Pickings
At twelve, Ada became fascinated by mechanical engineering and wrote a book called Flyology, in which she illustrated with her own plates her plan for constructing a flying apparatus. And yet she felt that part of her — the poetic part — was being repressed. In a bout of teenage defiance, she wrote to her mother:
You will not concede me philosophical poetry. Invert the order! Will you give me poetical philosophy, poetical science?