Programmed Inequality

Just a quick note about a notable new book: my friend and fellow historian of computing Marie Hicks has just published her study of computerization in Britain in the 1960s and 1970s.  The book focuses on the British government’s systematic neglect of its largest technical workforce — namely women — and the negative consequences this had for not only the British computer industry but also the nation as a whole.

You can expect a more thorough review shortly.  In the meantime, order the book!

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