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Blackwing Volume 16.2- Ada Lovelace Special Edition Pencil 12 Pack

$24.95

Blackwing Volume 16.2- Ada Lovelace Special Edition Pencil 12 Pack

$24.95
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Blackwing Volume 16.2- Ada Lovelace Special Edition Pencil 12 Pack

Volume 16.2 is the latest edition of the Blackwings Volume pencils. Volume 16.2 pays tribute to Ada Lovelace, "The Prophet of the Computer Age." Lovelace is credited, in 1843, with writing what is considered the first computer program. The Blackwing Volume 16.2 has a matte white finish, matte black ferrule, and white eraser. It features firm graphite for any writing task, and grey lettering.  Opposite the Palomino logo are Ada Lovelace's initials stamped in binary code. The number of the Volume, 16.2, refers to the storage capacity of Analytical Storage Engine which Lovelace wrote about and expanded upon, being 16.2 kB.

The Blackwing Volume 16.2 Special Edition Pencil comes in a package of 12. It is part of Blackwing's Limited Edition pencil line. Each of the "Volumes" pencils is inspired by unique places and people. Palomino Blackwing Pencils are hailed as the best writing pencil in the world. They are known for their replaceable eraser, quality graphic, and legendary fans. Check out our wide variety of Blackwing pencils.  

 

 

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Blackwing Volumes 16.2 - Ada Lovelace, Prophet of the Computer Age 01:04

https://blackwing602.com/blackwing-16-2/ "Imagination is the Discovering Faculty, pre-eminently. It is that which penetrates into the unseen worlds around us, the worlds of Science. It is that which feels & discovers what is, the real which we see not, which exists not for our senses. Those who have learned to walk on the threshold of the unknown worlds, by means of what are commonly termed par excellence the exact sciences, may then with the fair white wings of Imagination hope to soar further into the unexplored amidst which we live." From an early age, Ada Lovelace, the only child of Romantic poet Lord Byron and Anne Isabella Milbanke, showed an adeptness for mathematics and an uncanny ability to make creative connections between seemingly disparate things and ideas. She described this ability as “the Discovering Faculty,” and it was a gift she put to use in a way that would help shape the future of human civilization. In 1843, while translating an article on Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine computer, the Countess of Lovelace wrote her own thoughts and notes on the machine. These notes dwarfed the original article and contained what many consider to be the first complete computer program. Ada envisioned the future of such a machine, including its potential use for the creation of music, earning her the present-day title of “The Prophet of the Computer Age.” The Blackwing 16.2 is a tribute to mathematician, writer and visionary Ada Lovelace. The pencil features a matte white finish and matte black ferrule inspired by the simple styling of early personal computers. It features our firm graphite formulation ideal for both writing and mathematics. The number 16.2 is a nod to the Analytical Engine’s storage capacity of 16.2 kB (0.00005% the storage of the average smartphone) and the backside of each pencil bears a binary pattern stamp of Ada’s initials AAL, the same initials she used to sign her work.

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