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Mar202021

Broad Band by Claire L. Evens

Title:  Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet 

: Claire L. Evens

Review:

Many of us have heard of Ada Lovelace, a brilliant mathematician and writer during the nineteenth century. She is fondly called the mother of programming for her work on Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine.  However, Ada Lovelace is only the first of many amazing women who helped build the computer network known today as the Internet. From the kilogirls (women that worked as the first computers during the turn of the twentieth century) to the cyberfeminists of the 1990s, Claire Evens shares stories of women who’s genius, perseverance, and creativity shaped the World Wide Web.

Although a bit heavier of a read, Evens mixes research and interviews to showcase the lives of the women in this book, all while weaving in her own journey of discovery.  

 Many of us have heard of Ada Lovelace, a brilliant mathematician and writer during the nineteenth century. She is fondly called the mother of programming for her work on Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine.  However, Ada Lovelace is only the first of many amazing women who helped build the computer network known today as the Internet. From the kilogirls (women that worked as the first computers during the turn of the twentieth century) to the cyberfeminists of the 1990s, Claire Evens shares stories of women who’s genius, perseverance, and creativity shaped the World Wide Web.Although a bit heavier of a read, Evens mixes research and interviews to showcase the lives of the women in this book, all while weaving in her own journey of discovery.  

 

 

Review by:  Alex