Reply to post: In the beginning there were programmers

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In the beginning there were programmers

And they were women.

And men were operators and system analysts.

And this was the era when a full-time employed female programmer was expected to resign "for personal reasons" once they got pregnant. And if they returned to work after having a child they were expected to be part-timers. And there was an HR department for female employees and an HR department for male employees.

And so it seems there was a time when women were programmers and discriminated against in the workplace. And now we've reached the point where women are expected not to be programmers....

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