I think for Ada Lovelace day I’ll have to mention my mom. She might not be a high tech wizard like my sister and my wife, but my mom is on facebook and twitter. She knows how to do what she wants to do; she even has a programmable sewing machine for doing things that she might not want to do, heh. In my life, I’ve actually never seen her stumped by technology, granted she isn’t so much of a ‘rip it apart and see how it works’ sort of person, but she is a ‘let’s do the job’ sort of person and she has mastered technologies the whole way. She worked in a sewing factory, she worked on the family farm, she was a certified emergency medical technician even served in a helicopter for that, worked as a nurses assistant, she worked in several restaurants, she helped run the hotel and now she is a baker after going back to school in her late 40’s and getting her b.a. in baking. She’s inspiring because she always does what she needs to do to accomplish her tasks and some of those technologies I can imagine could have been quite daunting at first, yet she was unflappable and kept going. Baking, her current occupation, is a technology intensive job, like all of her other positions, and we shouldn’t forget that, because while some might focus on ‘high technology’ or ‘information technology’… technology is everywhere and the use of technology in everyday life and labors in all occupation is growing.