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Journal Journal: Girls Go Geek Again!

"Computer science has always been a male-dominated field, right?


"In 1987, 42% of the software developers in America were women. And 34% of the systems analysts in America were women. Women had started to flock to computer science in the mid-1960s, during the early days of computing, when men were already dominating other technical professions but had yet to dominate the world of computing. For about two decades, the percentages of women who earned Computer Science degrees rose steadily, peaking at 37% in 1984.

... "And then the women left. In droves.

... "it looks like women are now returning to computer science."


Journal Journal: IOBE declares Python as programming language of 2007!

The TIOBE Programming Community Index has declared Python as the Programming Language of 2007 due to a 58% surge in its popularity rating during the year, making it now the sixth most popular programming language and finally surpassing Perl. They also assert that Python has become the "defacto glue language", being "especially beloved by system administrators and build managers".

If God had not given us sticky tape, it would have been necessary to invent it.