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Recoding gender : women's changing participation in computing

Author: Janet Abbate
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2012.
Series: History of computing.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Abbate
ISBN: 9780262018067 0262018063
OCLC Number: 791488293
Awards: Winner of SIGCIS Computer History Museum Book Prize 2014.
Description: x, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: rediscovering women's history in computing --
Breaking codes and finding trajectories: women at the dawn of the digital age --
Seeking the perfect programmer: gender and skill in early data processing --
Software crisis or identity crisis? Gender, labor, and programming methods --
Female entrepreneurs: reimagining software as a business --
Gender in academic computing: alternative career paths and norms --
Appendix: Oral history interviews conducted for this project.
Series Title: History of computing.
Responsibility: Janet Abbate.

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