Yoav Nir <ynir@...> wrote on 05/01/2012
> From: Yoav Nir <ynir@...> > To: Janet P Gunn/USA/CSC@CSC > Cc: Mary Barnes <mary.ietf.barnes@...>,
> bounces@..." <ietf-bounces@...>, IETF discussion
> <ietf@...> > Date: 05/01/2012 02:26 AM > Subject: Re: 'Geek' image scares women away from
tech industry ? The Register >
> On May 1, 2012, at 12:31 AM, Janet P Gunn wrote: >
> My own anecdotes.
> Yes, it starts early.
> When I was 3 I announced that I was going to be a physicist when I
> grew up. WHY?
> 1 - a physicist has a chair that is on WHEELS, and spins ROUND
> 2 - a physicist has a blackboard with COLORED CHALK
> 3 (and MOST important) a physicist has a CANDY machine in the hall
> outside his office. >
> But engineers get to drive trains. Trains > swivel chairs.
If I go back even further, when I was born my father
reportedly told a colleague "I don't care if she IS a girl. She
is still going to like trains!"