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Sir Timothy Berners-Lee on women

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"The inventor of the world wide web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has called for an end to the 'stupid' male geek culture that disregards the work of capable female engineers, and puts others off entering the profession.

Berners-Lee said that a culture that avoided alienating women would attract more female programmers, which could lead to greater harmony of systems design. 'If there were more women involved we could move towards interoperability.'"

The precise definition of interoperability eludes us, but as Dr Maturin would say, we are much obliged, Berners-Lee.

The Science Timeline points out that Berners-Lee is also in the thick of the effort to keep the worldwide web open and free.

Report thanks to Instapundit.

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