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Diversity Semantics

How Not to write about the semantic web

How not to attract new semantic web readers, especially among the women.¬†Write the following: I just thought that this is a smart strategy to make video tutorials about the Semantic Web more appealing to female* or otherwise not so super-tech-savvy* audiences: Just put a Lolcat in it! Though the author wrote that she matches the […]

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Diversity Semantics

Correlation

noticed a correlation between my last two posts on the lack of women at Ajax Experience and the seeming lack of RDF or semantic web applications. Both are based on perennial questions: Where are the women in technology? Where are the semantic web applications? Next time I’m asked either, I think I’ll answer that the […]

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Diversity People Technology

Being nice: To those intimidated and silenced

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. I’ve been told in comments associated with a post in the O’Reilly Women in Tech series that I’ve ‘intimidated and silenced’ others, presumably because of my wicked, evil communication skills and general, overall¬†not niceness. Well, huh. Do let me know if you’ve felt ‘intimidated or silenced’ by me in the […]

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Diversity Technology

Being Nice

O’Reilly has been running a series this month titled, Women in Technology. I contributed one of the earlier essays, titled So, What?. I had ambivalent feelings about participating, not the least of which I wasn’t sure that grouping essays by a bunch of women together for publication during the same month was necessarily a ‘good […]

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Diversity Technology

So What?

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. Part of the O’Reilly Women in Tech series. A few weeks back, the book Beautiful Code: Leading Programmers Explain How They Think hit the streets. What a terrific concept: get several prominent programmers to write about their own unique perspective on programming and donate the money to a good cause […]