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By that logic, stop using your computer.
If what you produce on your computer has the same value to society as the AC's excrement, then maybe you *should* consider stopping using it...
The free tools have more rough edges than the Microsoft software you're used to. For learning purposes, this is an advantage. By the time you master sendmail configuration or mod_rewrite rules, you'll also have learned the m4 programming language and regular expressions. Clicking on graphical configuration wizards does not make you learn anything like what you naturally have to learn just to set up a Unix server.
Microsoft certainly makes some world-class software. Visual Studio is unmatched by anything in the open source world. But Visual Studio is not really that useful until you've actually learned how to code. Open source and free software will get you there.
However, if you compare iOS and Android, which is the proper comparison, then there is one other major important difference: Lots of Android hardware is capable of running open-source Android builds, but there is no iOS hardware at all that can run open-source builds of Darwin. I don't consider iOS "open" if you can't run it on any actual hardware.
Herd immunity is less important to me than keeping my kids from being crippled by polio.
Herd immunity is what keeps your kids from being crippled by polio.
Vaccines are not 100% effective. Learn how they work, at least for your children's sake.
Also an assertive woman risks being called a "bitch", then women get blamed for not negotiating high enough salaries.
I'm afraid you've been wrong since 2nd grade then.
The mirror is actually misleading. Here's an alternative question:
Why, when you're facing another person, are your left and right reversed, but your up and down the same?
Bonus question: It's easy to describe what up and down are (down is closer to the Earth, up is further away). How would you describe left and right?
Groups aren't interested in things, people are, and pre-adult female people get a lot of messages about what should interest them which are outright toxic and which we should compensate for. Getting them some exposure to CS and programming may partially make up for a lifetime that begins with their brothers hogging the computer and which continues with outright anti-intellectualism in school.
See the book "Unlocking the Clubhouse" for the results of hundreds of interviews with bright highly motivated female CS students.
> equal opportunity based upon relevant attributes (ie demonstrated interest and aptitude)
That's a good thing to focus on since we're not there yet and have more work to do.
By that standard it should be a Steve Wozniak stamp.