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Comment: Role models (Score 1) 288

I don't see why there's so much hate and jealousy regarding this issue. If the company wants to spend their money on these initiatives, then that's their prerogative. The first thing people comment about every time this issue comes up is "reverse sexism" or the plethora of free information online. Does anyone ever consider how role models come into play? How many amazing female coders out there compared to men? Very few. People gravitate towards role models that inspire them as a child and I'm sure one of the inspirational factors is whether or not that role model looks like you. These programs make up for that by creating a safe and encouraging environment for them to learn about this field. If a girl takes a class and hates it and never wants to do it again. That's fine. At least she was given that opportunity. Why is this a problem?

Comment: no different from evolution (Score 1) 377

by akume325 (#45641773) Attached to: Study: People Are Biased Against Creative Thinking
even with ideas there is a survival of the fittest. young ideas aren't going to just be blatantly accepted. they must be challenged and also challenge what has been established. if they are as strong and as brilliant as they seem, they'll come out on top. also just thinking creativity means nothing, you have to execute creatively. sometimes that means playing your boss' ego against them to get the idea made. a person that can do that is seriously creative.

"Success covers a multitude of blunders." -- George Bernard Shaw