Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th May 2012 19:25 UTC
In the News This topic comes up quite a lot on technology websites, but I generally try to steer clear from it as much as possible, since I'm not the one to talk about it (you know, with me being a man and all that), however, I feel it might be a good idea to just get my opinion out there and be done with it. The topic of women in IT is a hot-button issue, so let me just go out guns blazing: assuming women need special treatment, help, protection, and affirmative action is just as insulting and degrading as outright claiming women have no place in IT - maybe even more so.
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A slice of ~IT history
by zima on Mon 28th May 2012 21:07 UTC
zima
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Lovelace
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_Computers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_computer "ENIAC [...] the world's first professional computer programmers were women"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Hopper "developed the first compiler for a computer programming language"

Yeah, women can do just fine.
(and you know, most men can't...)

Edited 2012-05-28 21:08 UTC

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