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Re: OT Ada Lovelace and the Analytical Engine

Damn smart chick! Thanks for the inspiring link! Brings to mind that
Archimedes pennend a few nifty numerical engine mock-ups about two
thousand years ago.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen

On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 11:39 PM, Rick Walker <looppool@cruzio.com> wrote:
>    I read this fascinating quote today and mused about what the history
>    of electronic music algorithmic composition
>    might have been had this remarkable woman not died so young (she
>    passed from Uterine Cancer at the age of 36)
>    "[The Analytical Engine] might act upon other things besides number,
>    were objects found whose mutual fundamental relations could be
>    expressed by those of the abstract science of operations, and which
>    should be also susceptible of adaptations to the action of the
>    operating notation and mechanism of the engine...
>    Supposing, for instance, that the fundamental relations of pitched
>    sounds in the science of harmony and of musical composition were
>    susceptible of such expression and adaptations, the engine might
>    compose elaborate and scientific pieces of music of any degree of
>    complexity or extent.^"
>    <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Lovelace#cite_note-58>
>    ^Ada Lovelace - 1842
>    ^credited as being the 1st computer programmer
>    for her theoretical work on Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine
>    which was never actually built in her lifetime.
>    ^<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Lovelace#cite_note-58>