History Lessons

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While it's not quite Ada Lovelace Day, it's never too early to celebrate the achievements of women in science. Teach a kid (or learn something yourself) about Ada - the first computer programmer - with BrainPOP's short film. [BoingBoing]

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DISCUSSION

On the subject of women and technology, I could really use some backup in this gizmodo thread:

[gizmodo.com]

I've got some guy acting all shocked that woman would be reading Gizmodo in the first place, coupled with his insistence that women might like "pretty gadgets", but men "use their gadgets fully".

Thanks in advance.