Jon, you forgot a link...
Posted Oct 4, 2007 20:47 UTC (Thu) by nix
In reply to: Jon, you forgot a link...
Parent article: Yet another male perspective on women in free software
Well, most of that essay makes sense, although it's phrased in an
excessively analytical tone which some might take offence at. Given its
target audience (geeks who shiver with fear at the thought of attracting
women, or they wouldn't be reading the essay) it might actually be a good
tone to take. (And yes, it's paternalistic, but again, in that essay in
particular that sort of tone makes some sense.)
(But, my god, it starts badly. Intelligence *does* attract women. You just
can't rely on it alone. Intelligent boors are still boors.)
(I was planning to pan it when I started, but then I think back to what I
was like, oh, five years ago or so, and it would have been damned useful
to the person I was then.)
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