Are most programmers male?

Steve Holden sholden at
Tue Aug 13 13:56:48 CEST 2002

"Peter Hansen" <peter at> wrote ...
> Peter Hansen wrote:
> >
> > Lance Ellinghaus wrote:
> > >
> > > My wife [...] says that for her, she chose a profession that dealt
> > > people and not computers, she is a Physician Assistant-Certified.
> >
> > I deal far more with people than with computers in my day to day work.
> > I hire people who know how to deal with people well.  I don't hire
> > "programmers", I hire intelligent, enthusiastic people with good
> > communication skills, who have be trained or learned to program.
> > And one of those "anti-social engineer types with no people skills".
> D'oh!  Apparently I'm one of those "engineers with no communication
> skills", since I meant "And *I am* one of those...." in the above.
> Also there's a typo with "who have be[en] trained".  Not one of my
> better days. :(

Perhaps it's that time of the month?

Steve Holden                       
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