It’s been quite a week for women…

Ada Lovelace, through Wendy M Grossman, all the way to Frances Allen and Maria Navratilova. Pioneers… As Wendy writes in her net.wars column: “That concrete pig a friend gave me as a sort of anti-garden gnome is adjusting his aviator goggles and getting ready to take flight. It’s been quite a week for women.”

Wimbledon has announced equal prize money “across the board” for men and women, and a woman has won the Alan M Turing Award from the Association for Computing Machinery. Wendy M Grossman Please don’t confuse that with passing the Turing test; Frances Allen is – like Ada Lovelace [right] a pioneer in computer science, not a cleverly built robot.

Full net.wars column here.

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