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Re: Omigawd! Surprised by Reality!by sierrathedog04 (Hermit)
|on Jul 13, 2001 at 03:47 UTC||Need Help??|
Wow. This is the most downvoting I have ever gotten in awhile, and I am not even sure what I said wrong!
I just finished reading the book The Hacker Ethic by Pekka Hakkonen, and he comments in the book that while theoretically hackers can be either male or female, unfortunately they are almost always male.
Is what I wrote so different? Most programmers including I regret me are mediocre, and among that large group of mediocrities one finds both men and women. Of the several dozen top flight programmers I have met, I guess that two or three have been female.
Offensive to say so? I am not glad about it. Good programmers create work for other programmers in their successful projects.
With all due respect, integrating women into the upper reaches of programming and not just management doesn't seem to be happening. With all due respect. The people who are great, world famous hackers include Linus Torvalds, RMS, LW, and people in the Perl community like Lincoln Stein and even a few of the posters here.
It doesn't help women or feminists to pretend that there is not a problem here.
As for the disappointment that I am not a dog, yes it is a shame. Dogs are earth's most wonderful creatures. We humans were put on earth to serve them. I believe that my dachshunds would be master programmers except that their paws cannot manipulate the keyboards.