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Issue No. 10 - October (2018 vol. 51)
ISSN: 0018-9162
pp: 48-57
Marie Hicks , Illinois Institute of Technology
ABSTRACT
The nation that invented the computer lost its lead by discarding its most plentiful supply of trained technologists: women. This article discusses why failure narratives are as important to understanding the history of computing as success stories, and explains how structural sexism has affected the progress of computing.
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Companies, Industries, Government, Software development, History, Programming profession, Information technology, History, Gender issues
CITATION

M. Hicks, "When Winning Is Losing: Why the Nation that Invented the Computer Lost Its Lead," in Computer, vol. 51, no. 10, pp. 48-57, 2018.
doi:10.1109/MC.2018.3971355
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