0262535181
Programmed inequality : how Britain discarded women technologists and lost its edge in computing / Marie Hicks.
Hicks, Marie,
2018
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, 2018.
9780262535182 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2017.
How Britain lost its early dominance in computing by systematically discriminating against its most qualified workers: women. 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 all post-industrial superpowers. As Britain struggled to use technology to retain its global power, the nation's inability to manage its technical labour force hobbled its transition into the information age. In 'Programmed Inequality', Marie Hicks explores the story of labour feminization and gendered technocracy that undercut British efforts to computerize.
Specialized.
History of computing
x, 342 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm.

Loading...
Other titles by the author
Similar titles
0028628845
156276344X
White, Ron, 1944-
0131009060
Sherman, Jackie.
0852929641
1526304236
Amson-Bradshaw, Georgia, author.
0340645253
Negroponte, Nicholas.
0750681845

Web Content Display Web Content Display
Web Content Display Web Content Display
 
Language Language