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Discussion on: Britain in the 70s killed its tech industry because of sexism

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Ruth Evans

... the “backwater” of computer work, which had still not fully shaken its association with low-level, feminized labor. Machine work in general was viewed as unintellectual and working-class, ensuring that men of the desired background had little interest in being swept up in the “industrialization of the office.”

A few years ago a manager was asked what my role was, when I said I was a programmer she was impressed, "wow, you must be so smart!" (I'm not 😅). Amazing how much the reputation of computer work has changed in 40-odd years.

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Hi Ruth! Amazing indeed...

Let's hope it gets better and better (at least until we will all be jobless because of AI :D)

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Ruth Evans

Yes I hope it gets better and more inclusive!

(Until the day we all serve our AI betters 😁)