Thursday, January 10, 2008

Forgotten Women in Computer Science

I read this really interesting post over at Women in Science about World War II-era women whose contributions to computing were forgotten. It was particularly telling that historians, upon finding pictures of women with these large machines, interpreted the women's presence as decorative. I am not surprised that these women's contributions would have been forgotten. Anyhow, it's really interesting to read about this piece of forgotten computing history, and I would encourage you to read what Peggy has to say about it!

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