Thanks to our awesome supporters, the first day of the Seed 100 fund-raising campaign far exceeded our expectations! In the first 24 hours, we signed up 11 Analytical Engineers and 5 Difference Engineers. Only 16 “Lovelace and Babbage” prints signed by Sydney Padua are left. (25 – 11 = 14, not 16, but one Analytical Engineer wanted the Ada Lovelace portrait and another opted out of gifts.)
Apparently no one told our donors that feminists are supposed to be humorless. Here are a few funny tidbits from the first day.
Bruce Byfield admires our taste in schwag and points out one of his favorite 2D Goggles jokes: Ada Lovelace is “the ‘person from Porlock‘ who interrupted Samuel Taylor Coleridge while he was writing ‘Kubla Kahn’ and made him forget the rest of the poem before he could jot it down (she bores him with actuary tables).” HA HA POETRY HUMOR! Almost as much fun as mathematics humor!
Who is the mysterious Anonymous Donor #1? He quips, “My friends call me ‘Anon.'” We call him “Awesome.”
Thanks to everyone who donated so far! We’re looking forward to the rest of the Seed 100 fund-raising campaign!