Ada Lovelace tea towel

100% Organic Cotton
Made in the UK
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  • Sturdy half panama unbleached US cotton (48cm x 70cm)
  • Our special inks mean that colours last in the wash
  • Includes hanging loop
  • Designed and manufactured in the UK
  • Delivery with Royal Mail, free on orders over £35
  • 100-day money back guarantee if you change your mind

It all started with Charles Babbage's 'Analytical Engine' in the early 19th century. This inventor's machine would have become one of the first machines that could properly be called a computer... "Would have", if he had ever actually succceeded in building it, that is. In the meantime, along came Ada Lovelace, the daughter of the outrageously Romantic poet Lord Byron. Her mother had hastily encouraged her daughter in the field of mathematics, fearful otherwise that she might end up lost in the world of romantic poetry, like her father.

Whilst Babbage had only conceived of his engine as a mere calculator, Lovelace realised it could have the capacity to carry out complex operations and symbol manipulation. Collaborating closely with Babbage, she meticulously documented her visionary ideas in her influential Notes, which introduce the concept of a loop, a foundational element of modern programming.

Lovelace's legacy stands as a reminder of the transformative power of a visionary mind and the equal contribution of women to scientific endeavour.

Half Panama unbleached organic cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Stitched on all four sides. Includes hanging loop. Measures approximately 48cm x 70cm. Machine wash at 40 degrees centigrade max. We recommend that before you use your tea towel for the first time you wash it at least once to soften up the material and make it more absorbent for drying dishes. Please note size can vary slightly.

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    If you can ask your question in English, I will gladly reply (in English)

    Posted by James SHEPHERD on 26th Feb 2024

    I love the paradoxical juxtaposition of the 'modern' typeface and the elegance of Ada Lovelace. But that doesn't mean I necessarily agree with her point of view