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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Claire L. Evans Narrator: Claire L. Evans Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 6, 2018 ISBN: 9780525532668
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If you loved Hidden Figures or The Rise of the Rocket Girls, you'll love Claire Evans' breakthrough book on the women who brought you the internet -- written out of history, until now.

Before Steve Jobs put a personal computer in your hands; before Larry Page and Sergey Brin put any answer at your fingertips; before Mark Zuckerberg connected you to your long lost friends, there were female visionaries at the vanguard of the technology you love (and love to hate).

VICE futures editor Claire Evans presents the first social history of women and the internet. These innovators, concentrating where computers have made our lives better, richer, and more connected, are the unsung heroes of network culture. For instance:

  *  Ada Lovelace, the tortured, imaginative daughter of Lord Byron, who wrote the first program for a mechanical computer.

  *  Grace Hopper, a navy admiral and mathematician, whose work pioneered machine-independent programming languages--and her female coworkers at the first commercial computer company in the world.

  *  Stacy Horn, who ran one of the Internet's earliest social networks, Echo, out of her Greenwich Village apartment.

  *  Dame Wendy Hall, designer of hypertext systems that solved many of the Web's most persistent problems--before the Web even existed.

To say nothing of database poets, desktop thespians, cyber-ingenues, glass ceiling-shattering entrepreneurs, and the self-proclaimed "biggest bitch in Silicon Alley."

Evans shines a light on these bright minds whom history forgot, showing us how women have always pushed technology forward and will continue to shape our world in powerful ways that we can no longer ignore. Download and start listening now!

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