After Byron

There was a woman -- fair, and sharp of mind
    (The progeny of one prodigious bard)
Whose mathematic arts were so refined
    She joined the roster of the avant-garde.
Now to this day her efforts are enshrined
    In nigh-on every programming command!
So next time that you’re booting your computer
Think of Ada, and be sure to attribute her.


Carolyn Whitnall, 2014