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Re: Why the Widening Gender Gap in Computer Science?

On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 11:09 PM, Helen Faulkner <helen@debian.org> wrote:
> To get back on topic, does anyone think that CS-related careers are harder or
> easier, compared to other careers, to take a break from and actually get back
> into it?  As in: is it a career that fits well or badly with the types of
> disruption that parenthood often presents, for men or for women?  Maybe this is
> part of the reason why women are being turned off CS - the field changes so fast
> that you lose 6 months you might be in trouble...

i've always thought that opensource, because of it's accessibility,
would be much easier to stay up with. Not needing to keep buying the
latest commercial/proprietary product + subscription to their
documentation means i could keep up with most of it given a spare
afternoon once a week.

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