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Current Event April 2, 2015

Love Computers? Thank These Women


In the modern tech industry, computer programmers are predominantly male. The industry has even been accused of sexism and hostility towards female programmers. But you might be surprised to learn that it was women who made the breakthroughs that paved the way for modern programming. These women, though, didn’t get the credit. Listen to learn more about the origins of computers and the women who drove the industry in its early years.

US History II Gender Technology

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AIR DATE: 10/06/2014


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