Re: Twin Studies [was Re: HR25Show82099 - BS]

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Thu, 26 Aug 1999 20:33:15 -0500

"O'Regan, Emlyn" wrote:
> > It is true that most women have
> > only picked up using PCs (and usually start off with macs) in the last
> > 4-5 years. Prior to that my experience tells me that women have had a
> > greater distrust of the technology, with no rational basis for the fear.
> >
> > Mike Lorrey
> >
> Did we all somehow fail to notice the very male-oriented (I would have said
> masculine, but that's not quite right) geek culture surrounding computing up
> to the present day?

Gaussians! Always making cultural stereotypes!

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Running on BeOS           Typing in Dvorak          Programming with Patterns
Voting for Libertarians   Heading for Singularity   There Is A Better Way

PS:  Yes, that was a self-referential joke.  Had I not been joking, I
would have said "Gaussians!  Approximately 84% of them engage in
cultural stereotyping at least once a month!"  The numbers are
arbitrary, but you get the idea...