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Recoding Gender: Women's Changing Participation in Computing

(History of Computing)

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Today, women earn a relatively low percentage of computer science degrees and hold proportionately few technical computing jobs. Meanwhile, the stereotype of the male "computer geek" seems to be everywhere in popular culture. Few people know that women were a significant presence in the early decades of computing in both the United States and Britain. Indeed, programming ...more
Hardcover, 247 pages
Published October 5th 2012 by Mit Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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Trevor Stokes
Jul 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Academic, thorough, misses the opportunity to really take us to the early world of computers and how women were treated. Could have used a more narrative structure.
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004.082 A123 2012
Kathrin Passig
Nur vier von fünf, weil gegen Ende etwas zu unkritisch-frauenglorifizierend. Aber in der ersten Hälfte sehr erhellend.
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