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Girls Go Geek Again!

nessus42 (230320) writes | more than 2 years ago

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nessus42 writes ""Computer science has always been a male-dominated field, right? Wrong. In 1987, 42% of the software developers in America were women. And 34% of the systems analysts in America were women. Women had started to flock to computer science in the mid-1960s, during the early days of computing, when men were already dominating other technical professions but had yet to dominate the world of computing. For about two decades, the percentages of women who earned Computer Science degrees rose steadily, peaking at 37% in 1984.... And then the women left. In droves. ...it looks like women are now returning to computer science.""
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Um, what? (1)

mcgrew (92797) | more than 2 years ago | (#36909326)

The mid 1960s weren't the "early days of computing." The first patent for a computer was issued in 1946, a computer correctly predicted the 1952 Eisenhower landslide despite the fact that humans all predicted a close race. The "early days of computing" were at least fifteen years earlierbefore TFS states.

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