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  •  I can recall the first IBM PCs (0+ / 0-)

    And I distinctly remember that only executives (male, of course) were allowed to have one.  Secretaries, technicians, and other lower-paid workers--who did the bulk of computer work--had to make do with old technology. In the 1990s, access to the best technology extended to lower-ranking males, but not to females, even when the females out-ranked the males and had higher levels of scientific training.  How can things like that not send the message to women that they aren't supposed to do well with computers?  Nevertheless, I know many women who are whizzes with computers.

    Speak the truth, but ride a fast horse.

    by Deep Harm on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 08:41:16 AM PDT

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    •  My first CS prof was a woman, (1+ / 0-)
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      and a damn good teacher as well. She was British, and enthusiastic, and funny, and totally knew her stuff. It was like being taught to program by Julia Childs.
      Okay, statistically speaking that has no bearing on the original post. I just wanted to give a shout-out.

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