NYT on the Secret History of Women in Coding

Posted on Mon 18 February 2019 in Dispatches • Tagged with history, tech • 2 min read

The NYT recently ran a wonderfully in-depth story covering the history of women in coding. The issue of note for the article is that in the beginning of computer science the gender balance among programmers was basically equal. In fact, it was seen as one of the most viable careers …


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When Elvis Died Podcast: Quentin’s Quick History of Christmas

Posted on Thu 23 December 2010 in Dispatches • Tagged with anthropology, christmas, culture, friends, history, sociology • 1 min read

My friend, Quentin Lewis has put together a fun examination of of how Christmas has been celebrated in the western world – with particular emphasis on how it has been celebrated in the United States and England – over the last few centuries. The podcast intersperses traditional music dating back to feudal …


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