On this day in 1833 Ada Lovelace met Charles Babbage. Together they pretty much came up with the idea of a programmable computer and it’s therefore a great reason to drink wine today because, without these two pioneers, you’d not be sitting wasting time on a niche ‘one post a day’ website that grants you permission to get drunk. Also there wouldn’t be that endless thread of cute pictures of cats (like the one below.)
And, if you’re male, an added reason to celebrate is that, despite Charles looking exactly as you’d expect a 19th century inventor to look, he still managed to pull a super hot, quirky, attractive and intelligent woman which gives hope to the rest of us.
And, if you’re female, the added reason is that Ada did what she pretty well liked and stuffed it to a male dominated society by being a super hot chick who got stuff done and beat the men at their own game. I bet she got bladdered on wine and dazzled with stunning lines of code and high level maths.
A quote: “Let us celebrate with wine and sweet words.” Plautus.