“People and self” refers to humans and groups they form, as well as, the understanding the human experience.
British mathematician Ada Lovelace can be considered the mother of computer programing, as she wrote the first complex algorithm meant to be carried out by a machine. However, it is a myth that Ada Lovelace wrote “the first computer program” or was “the first computer programmer”, that title belongs to Charles Babbage.
The ancient Greek device, the Antikythera mechanism (circa 200 – 100 BC), is generally considered to be the world’s oldest known mechanical analog computer.
Electricity was written about and experimented with for at least a century, if not more, about before Franklin flew his kite in 1752. Franklin was trying to understand the nature of electricity and lightening.