A new, a vast, and a powerful language is developed for the future use of analysis, in which to wield its truths so that these may become of more speedy and accurate practical application for the purposes of mankind than the means hitherto in our possession have rendered possible.

L. F. Menabrea with notes upon the Memoir by the Translator Ada Augusta, Countess of Lovelace: Sketch of The Analytical Engine Invented by Charles Babbage