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First Friday

Come hear Tom and Arvid speak on the topic "Computers Once Were Women - Why Did This Change?" this Friday, March 7, at noon in 120 Andersen! Light refreshments will be served. Here's a brief description:

Through the 1940s, the term "computer" referred to people, often young women, who labored over lengthy hand computations. Throughout the early years of computing history, women played a prominent role, but in recent years, the field has become increasingly male-dominated. The Charles Babbage Institute sheds some light on these changes.

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