Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World
Mark Grabe

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  • if parents bought a computer for the whole family to use, the parents most often put it in their son’s room, not their daughter’s.
  • When it comes to the participation rates for women in the US, software is the rare prestigious, high-income
  • income industry that has actually regressed. Women were some of the first-ever coders in the ’50s, and they comprised some of the field’s first towering figures, such as Grace Hopper, who created the first “compiler,” or Adele Goldberg, cocreator of the enormously influential Smalltalk language.
  • As personal computers emerged in the late ’70s and early ’80s, it altered the population of students who were streaming in to computer science degrees.
  • they’d probably never even been in the room with a computer before.
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