Winds of War

“The cause of war is preparation for war.” So said W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt) Du Bois (American civil rights activist, sociologist, educator, and writer) born on this day, Febuary 23, 1868. He wrote this in his literary work “Darkwater” published in 1920 referring to World War 1, and added: “… and of all that Europe… Read More Winds of War

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)

Clare, il poeta che credeva di essere Shakespeare e Byron

  John Clare (13 luglio 1793 –1864) è un autore inglese che, dopo un periodo di relativa oscurità, ora è considerato da alcuni critici come un grande poeta contadino. I suoi genitori erano quasi analfabeti, il padre era un ex lottatore che lavorava come trebbiatore nei campi, e i suoi studi furono alquanto irregolari, poiché… Read More Clare, il poeta che credeva di essere Shakespeare e Byron