Happy Ada Lovelace Day!
Lovelace is considered the first computer programmer and the day, commemorated in her name is an annual celebration of women in science, technology, engineering and maths.
What advice would you give to someone starting out? - Robert Carlyle on Big Questions
Excerpt from interview with Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla shares his thoughts on global communication in an interview with Colliers magazine in 1926
"When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole. We shall be able to communicate with one another instantly, irrespective of distance. Not only this, but through television and telephony we shall see and hear one another as perfectly as though we were face to face, despite intervening distances of thousands of miles; and the instruments through which we shall be able to do his will be amazingly simple compared with our present telephone. A man will be able to carry one in his vest pocket.”
Damn. We all know who that was “directed" to….
…smell that? Something’s burning.
Don’t go for the water though. This is an electrical fire.
“But the female mind has demonstrated a capacity for all the mental acquirements and achievements of men, and as generations ensue that capacity will be expanded; the average woman will be as well educated as the average man, and then better educated, for the dormant faculties of her brain will be stimulated to an activity that will be all the more intense and powerful because of centuries of repose. Woman will ignore precedent and startle civilization with their progress.”
Robert Carlyle at the 2010 Gemini Awards