What Happened in 1984?


Home Computers for Boys

Why did female enrollment in computer science nosedive in 1984?

NPR concluded in When Women Stopped Coding that the U-turn was the result of a cultural sea change that introduced unwelcoming geek stereotypes to a mass audience. "This idea that computers are for boys became a narrative... It helped define who geeks were, and it created techie culture."  Over thirty years later, that culture still is adversely affecting inclusiveness.

How did women go from being at the center of the computing world to being sidelined?Learn more about this sharp decline from Planet Money. http://n.pr/2jpzb63

Posted by NPR on Thursday, March 8, 2018