Are most programmers male?

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Tue Aug 20 04:29:41 CEST 2002


Val Henson wrote:
> 
> Another beautiful study that I unfortunately can't find a link to
> right now is one on how far mothers allow their children to wander
> before calling them back.  Researchers observed mothers with children
> at playgrounds, and discovered that girls ended up travelling
> approximately one third as far as boys during the day, mainly because
> their mothers called girls back sooner than boys.  I may be
> remembering this study from "Unlocking the Clubhouse" by Jane Margolis
> and Allan Fisher - regardless, it's an excellent book for anyone truly
> interested in finding out why women avoid computer science.

Because the computers were always on the far side of the playground?  ;-)

-Peter



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