Who invented software?


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Ada Lovelace is considered the first computer programmer and the first to write software for a computer. The program was published along with her notes for Babbage's Analytical Engine in 1843, though the Engine was never completed.

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Ada Lovelace was born in 1815 to Annabella Milbanke and romantic poet Lord Byron. She studied mathematics from a young age and began a correspondence with Charles Babbage in 1833 following a demonstration of his Difference Engine.

Babbage later designed his Analytical Engine, a mechanical computer that was the first proposed programmable computer. Despite the efforts of Babbage and Lovelace, the Analytical Engine remained unfinished due to a lack of funds.

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