On Mar 25, 2009, at 6:49 AM, Sergei Soloviev wrote about "the programming language "ADA" ...."
The "ADA" referred to is the fascinating Lady Ada Lovelace (née Byron -- yes that Byron) whose mathematical work lay the foundation for computer languages. There are several recent biographies, including one called Bride of Science (Mary Shelley/Hollywood ref?) and the child in the Tom Stoppard play "Arcadia" of a few years back is probably based on her.
Russophiles will also be interested in Stoppard's trilogy of plays based on the lives of Herzen, Bakunin, Belinsky and Turgenev, "The Coast of Utopia."
p.s. to Jerry F. : Zuckerman is too late, then? I was afraid of that. Schade (rhymes with Ada).
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