Enthusiasm over technology is found among men. Or, at least, that is the impression we get from the main body of earlier research, which leaves us with an understanding of men as computer enthusiasts, while women are more reluctant and ‘rational’ in their relation to the computer. In this paper I will argue that women do in fact enjoy working with computers. The empirical material is from a study of a group of students taking a computer course. We will meet women who enjoy working with computers, and explore how they express their pleasure in relation to the computer. Contrary to earlier claims that ‘computing is incompatible with being a girl’, we will find that many of the 21 women in this study are not afraid to articulate their pleasure in computing.
Corneliussen, H. (2005), "‘I fell in love with the machine’ Women’s pleasure in computing", Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, Vol. 3 No. 4, pp. 233-241. https://doi.org/10.1108/14779960580000276Download as .RIS
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