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The Resource Broad band : the untold story of the women who made the Internet, Claire L. Evans

Broad band : the untold story of the women who made the Internet, Claire L. Evans

Label
Broad band : the untold story of the women who made the Internet
Title
Broad band
Title remainder
the untold story of the women who made the Internet
Statement of responsibility
Claire L. Evans
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"The history of technology you probably know is one of men and machines, garages and riches, alpha nerds and brogrammers. But the little-known fact is that female visionaries have always been at the vanguard of technology and innovation--they've just been erased from the story. Until now. Women are not ancillary to the history of technology; they turn up at the very beginning of every important wave. But they've often been hidden in plain sight, their inventions and contributions touching our lives in ways we don't even realize. VICE reporter and YACHT lead singer Claire L. Evans finally gives these unsung female heroes their due with her insightful social history of the Broad Band, the women who made the internet what it is today. Learn from Ada Lovelace, the tortured, imaginative daughter of Lord Byron, who wove numbers into the first program for a mechanical computer in 1842. Seek inspiration from Grace Hopper, the tenacious mathematician who democratized computing by leading the charge for machine-independent programming languages after World War II. Meet Elizabeth "Jake" Feinler, the one-woman Google who kept the earliest version of the Internet online, and Stacy Horn, who ran one of the first-ever social networks on a shoestring out of her New York City apartment in the 1980s. Evans shows us how these women built and colored the technologies we can't imagine life without. Join the ranks of the pioneers who defied social convention and the longest odds to become database poets, information-wranglers, hypertext dreamers, and glass ceiling-shattering dot com-era entrepreneurs. This inspiring call to action is a revelation: women have embraced technology from the start. It shines a light on the bright minds whom history forgot, and shows us how they will continue to shape our world in ways we can no longer ignore. Welcome to the Broad Band. You're next"--
Award
Amelia Bloomer List, 2019.
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
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10622600
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DLC
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Evans, Claire Lisa
Dewey number
  • 004.092/2
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Women computer scientists
  • Internet
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology
  • Internet
  • Women computer scientists
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the untold story of the women who made the Internet
Label
Broad band : the untold story of the women who made the Internet, Claire L. Evans
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Publication
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Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1914689
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780735211759
Lccn
2017054620
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780735211759
  • (OCoLC)999581264
Label
Broad band : the untold story of the women who made the Internet, Claire L. Evans
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1914689
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780735211759
Lccn
2017054620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780735211759
  • (OCoLC)999581264

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