- LA proto-blogger Tony Pierce, whose mom was a programmer at the dawn of the Internet Age, felt like those first four words disrespected the contributions of pioneering women in technology.
- Tweets from many others whose mothers and grandmothers worked in tech during the internet's early days followed.
- — Zoie (@TouchstoneZ)Sun, Jun 03 2012 15:23:12@xeni I doubt my mom, who put up with this crap in grad school, xerox & bell in the 70s & 80s, would be surprised that nothing has changed
- — Susan A. Kitchens (@susankitchens)Sun, Jun 03 2012 16:42:35
- — Margret Bell (@themediatop)Sun, Jun 03 2012 15:25:27@xeni My Mom's killer UNIX and C compiler work at Bell Labs on switching systems in the early 80's, well, you know - she needed a hobby.
- — Lisha Sterling (@lishevita)Sun, Jun 03 2012 16:21:15@xeni My grandmother was a programmer and mathematician back in the 50's and 60's. Her PhD thesis was published by her adviser as his own.
- — wendy knox everette (@wendyck)Sun, Jun 03 2012 17:48:46@xeni my mom worked as a punch card programmer in the 70s & bought our first home PC (ibm xt!) in the 80s that i learned to program on
- — Draconis Sanguineum (@blood_dragon)Sun, Jun 03 2012 16:25:41@xeni Loaded card decks for my grandmother in the 60s. My wife is a gifted programmer. I've SysAd for brilliant women. NYT is full of hooey.
- There were stories of men who had formative experiences working with women in technology.
- — Drew Keavey (@DrewK)Sun, Jun 03 2012 17:42:29@xeni Crap my life's a lie. Didn't get head start in tech career down to woman head programer, woman CEO& woman investing in software in 97.
NYT's "MEN invented the internet"—the truth about women in tech history
A Twitter conversation responding to four words in the New York Times that pissed a lot of people off. My related Boing Boing post is here: http://goo.gl/T2BVu
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