Jul 03

Public image, self-image, and women in computer science

Tag: (i)realidad,01Joaquim Anguas @ 9:09 pm

From BoingBoing, Xeni writes:

What’s interesting about this interview, in light of the «It’s a Girl Thing!» flap: Seltzer does think that image—the messages people get about what a computer engineer has to be like—makes a big difference in who decides they want to be a computer engineer. Which is basically the same idea «It’s a Girl Thing!» was trying (poorly) to address. Unfortunately, the EU video ended up being all image and no substance, and worse, it added to the image problem by telling people what girls are supposed to be like. (By that video’s definition, I am not a lady.)