Illustration of operators at a mainframe computer, circa 1962. From the HSBC Archives.
(Source: Flickr / hsbc_uk_press)
How “Computer Geeks” replaced “Computer Girls” -
One of the goals of System/360 is to chronicle not only the computers of the mainframe & mini eras, but also the people who used them. Despite some claims to the contrary, computers have always been as much a part of “women’s work” as they have been with men. This article, via Faruk Ateş, goes into some of that history.
(Source: 1950sunlimited, via blatantlyloquacious)
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