2 Oct 2009 graydon   » (Master)

ncm: no, this is the first offensive quote:

A release is an amazing thing. I'm not talking about the happy ending, I'm talking about a software release, the fresh meat.

followed by many references to guys doing various bits of serious technical work, then this delight:

making sure that your printer, your mom's printer, my grandma's printer just work out of the box

and this one:

then we'll have less trouble explaining to girls what we actually do.

How you managed to miss these in the article, I do not know. The subtext is crystal clear. It's not even subtext. It's apparent text. Men hold the technical knowledge, women lack it and need to have it made-to-work or explained-to-them by men. Women are grandmothers, mothers, girlfriends and other. Not us.

This attitude is apparent in every corner of discourse I've ever seen in this community. It's broken beyond belief in this regard. Many people, men and women alike, have a hard time with the social environment. I am one of these people. These days I'm usually too repelled by the social environment to participate. If you ever felt I might have been a valuable contributor to anything, consider that fact.

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