We like to think geeks and artists live in separate universes. This book shows that it can be very different, and is just good history, written without a single formula in sight. Ada Lovelace was ferociously intelligent and the daughter of Lord Byron, the scandalous poet. It is just amazing to think that she lived in the early nineteenth century, in a time that couldn't be more different, yet that she was the only one to see that our daily lives would one day be woven together with science gadgets (she called it `poetical science'). Her life ended in such a sad way. Girl power, though!