some additional comments on women in the tech industry

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/11/24/valley-boys Joan Williams, a law professor at the University of California, Hastings, and co-author of “What Works for Women at Work,” told me, “Even though it’s a job that basically involves sitting at a typewriter, there’s a real emphasis on the idea that these are jobs that only a real man can do.” The result […]

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re: barbie the computer engineer, and media hacktivism

Mattel came out with a terrible Barbie book touting to promote Barbie as a computer engineer. However, Barbie doesn’t seem able to get anything done, instead asking boys to do the “real programming” for her. http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelzarrell/sexist-barbie-book-is-sexist We’re also talking about hacktivism and hacking–there’s an interesting response website where you can go into the pages of […]

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some words on tim cook’s coming out (and the internet’s reaction)

apple ceo tim cook came out last week, in a brilliantly-written and unprecedentedly personal column in businessweek. compare, if you will, the following threads on reddit–the first on /r/technology, the second on /r/gaybros. /r/technology: http://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/2krtf0/apple_ceo_cook_comes_out_im_proud_to_be_gay/ /r/gaybros: http://www.reddit.com/r/gaybros/comments/2krs48/tim_cook_comes_out_as_gay_im_proud_to_be_gay/ i’m not sure if the difference between the two communities’ responses is very obvious, but it seemed clear to me that the mainstream on […]

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