Are most programmers male?

Kristian Ovaska kristian.ovaska at
Mon Aug 12 09:05:18 CEST 2002

mertz at (David Mertz, Ph.D.):
>I've reflected on this a bit lately.  It's kinda sad about the
>overwhelming male bias of programming and related areas.

I have read that in the early years of computers, in the 50's and
possibly 60's, a considerable proportion of programmers were female.
In fact, if I remember correctly what I've read, there was a time when
over 50% were female! That's a huge contrast to today.

Kristian Ovaska <kristian.ovaska at>

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