Are most programmers male?

Steven Rumbalski srumbalski at
Wed Aug 14 04:59:40 CEST 2002

James J. Besemer wrote:

> David LeBlanc wrote:
>> Perhaps a holdover from WW II? Probably 90% of the "data processors"
>> during the war where female. In fact, in... oh, say 1943, if you asked
>> for a calculator, you would be introduced to one of the hordes of young
>> women who ran the tabulating machines that produced all sorts of
>> information (ballistics tables for artillery for one) that was needed.
> Fact of the matter, I believe these women were called "computers".

Which would explain why so many men went into programming...

Steven Rumbalski

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