Some years ago, in response to an altogether unusual number of reader requests, I wrote a column on the work of a woman usually called Ada Lovelace. (See Function, Volume 24, Part 5; October 2000.) Ada was the only legitimate daughter of the poet Byron, and she has acquired a considerable reputation as a mathematician -- a reputation which I argued she does not deserve. She was certainly greatly interested in Mathematics and studied it under three excellent mathematicians of the time: Mary Somerville, Augustus De Morgan and Charles Babbage. Here I want to tell a related story, although this will involve my repeating, to some extent, the earlier one. Her connection with Babbage is what brings us to the primary concern here.