Oscar Wilde and Death

Oscar Wilde died in Paris on this day, 30 November 1900, when he was only 46.Here is a short touching poem he wrote on the death of a young girl, his sister. Requiescat Tread lightly, she is near    Under the snow,Speak gently, she can hear    The daisies grow. All her bright golden hair    Tarnished with… Read More Oscar Wilde and Death

Ada Lovelace: The Mother of Programming (1)

“If you can’t give me poetry, can’t you give me poetical science?” Ada Lovelace died on this day, 27 November 1852.She was an English mathematician chiefly known because she wrote the world’s first computer program for Charles Babbage’s huge mechanical computer, “The Analytical Engine”. Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace was born in December 1815… Read More Ada Lovelace: The Mother of Programming (1)