Back when women were over a third of computer scientists

August 29, 2011 at 10:39 am 3 comments

Fun piece, including a great scan from Cosmopolitan, on how women used to be a big percentage of the computing industry.

In fact, for a hot second back in the mid-sixties, computer programming was actually portrayed as women’s work by the mass media. Check out “The Computer Girls” from the April 1967 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. It appeared between pieces called “The Bachelor Girls of Japan” and “A Dog Speaks: Why a Girl Should Own a Pooch.”

via Girls Go Geek… Again! – Fog Creek Blog.

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