Via Self-Rescuing Princess Society.

Via Self-Rescuing Princess Society.

I knew of the link between weaving and coding, but I had not realised that knitting was Turing-complete!

And, for the record, anyone who thinks that coding is male-only process is just a bigot. I know, and work with, dozens of excellent coders of all genders.

Originally shared by Ray Radlein

Edit: As someone added on Twitter: "Your periodic reminder that knitting is a two-register counter machine, and is therefore Turing-complete."
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Comments

  1. I thought code was invented by a woman. ;)

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  2. It certainly was! Both conceptually (Lady Lovelace) and practically (Admiral Hopper, for high level languages). Maybe someone can tell me the name of the person who first came up with assembly language, as I believe that was a woman as well.

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  3. I cant find any reference to that (assembly language). But you may want to peruse this list yourself: https://www.women.cs.cmu.edu/ada/Resources/Women/

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  4. Did you check maybe knitting machine language? Which actually does use assembly language

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  5. Sephi PiderWitch that's terrible! I wish I'd thought of it!

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  6. I used to own one. Was given to me. Never did have the space to set it up so I donated it. ) Damn things are huge!

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