|Volume 18, Number 1||The CPSR Newsletter||Winter 2000|
|Introduction: Gender in the Internet Age [ continued from page one ]||
by Ellen Spertus
and Evelyn Pine firstname.lastname@example.org ;
Two different perspectives on trends for women in technology are presented, with computer scientists Vanessa Davies and Tracy Camp providing the latest (bleak) statistics on women in computer science in the United States, while author Dale Spender provides a more optimistic view of Australian women in information technology. The issue concludes with a (deceptively?) light piece by computer scientist Ellen Spertus on humorous ways that women can respond to prejudice.
More excellent writing on this topic exists than could fit in a single issue. For a larger collection of such essays, we recommend Wired Women: Gender and New Realities in Cyberspace, edited by Lynn Cherny and Elizabeth Reba Weise. If you like Dale Spender's and Alison Adam's essays, you may want to read their books Nattering on the Net : Women, Power and Cyberspace and Artificial Knowing : Gender and the Thinking Machine, respectively. For more online reading on this subject, see CPSR's page on Women and Computing [ http://www.cpsr.org/program/gender/ ] and The Ada Project [ http://tap.mills.edu ].
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