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Programmed Inequality

Pub Date : 2017-01-27 | Author : Marie Hicks | Publisher : MIT Press

ISBN 10 : 9780262035545
ISBN 13 : 0262035545

How Britain lost its early dominance in computing by systematically discriminating against its most qualified workers: women...


Programmed Inequality

Pub Date : 2017-02-03 | Author : Marie Hicks | Publisher : MIT Press

ISBN 10 : 9780262342940
ISBN 13 : 0262342944

In 1944, Britain led the world in electronic computing. By 1974, the British computer industry was all but extinct. What happened in the intervening thirty years holds lessons for ..


The Computer Boys Take Over

Pub Date : 2012-08-24 | Author : Nathan L. Ensmenger | Publisher : MIT Press

ISBN 10 : 9780262302821
ISBN 13 : 0262302829

This is a book about the computer revolution of the mid-twentieth century and the people who made it possible. Unlike most histories of computing, it is not a book about machines, ..


Recoding Gender

Pub Date : 2012-10-19 | Author : Janet Abbate | Publisher : MIT Press

ISBN 10 : 9780262304535
ISBN 13 : 0262304538

Today, women earn a relatively low percentage of computer science degrees and hold proportionately few technical computing jobs. Meanwhile, the stereotype of the male "computer gee..


Gender Codes

Pub Date : 2011-09-14 | Author : Thomas J. Misa | Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

ISBN 10 : 1118035135
ISBN 13 : 9781118035139

The computing profession faces a serious gender crisis. Today, fewer women enter computing than anytime in the past 25 years. This book provides an unprecedented look at the histor..


From Poverty To Power

Pub Date : 2008 | Author : Duncan Green | Publisher : Oxfam

ISBN 10 : 9780855985936
ISBN 13 : 0855985933

Offers a look at the causes and effects of poverty and inequality, as well as the possible solutions. This title features research, human stories, statistics, and compelling argume..


Weapons Of Math Destruction

Pub Date : 2016-09-06 | Author : Cathy O'Neil | Publisher : Broadway Books

ISBN 10 : 9780553418828
ISBN 13 : 0553418823

Longlisted for the National Book Award New York Times Bestseller A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life — and threaten to ..