[Linux-aus] women at the keyboard (was: Microsoft schmoozes)

Leon Brooks leon at cyberknights.com.au
Thu Feb 20 07:28:01 UTC 2003

On Thursday 20 February 2003 05:04 am, David Lloyd wrote:
> just what
> does gender have to do with? If this were, for example, someone like
> Steve Ballmer [spelling], would we see "Microsoft's most senior male
> exective"...I think not. And we certainly wouldn't see something like
> "Microsoft's most senior black American executive"...

Women are still a novelty in IT, and to a lesser extent in leadership despite 
a long history of striking counterexamples like Maggie Thatcher, Joan of Arc 
or the prophetess Deborah. Witness the similar stories on Pia when she was 

Cheers; Leon

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