Thursday, November 23, 2006

Oh Phuleeeeze!

CNet's top 10 geek women is absurd. Was horrified to find Paris Hilton at number 10. What were the editors thinking when they decided to club that dumb female with luminaries like Marie Curie , Grace Hopper and Aleks Krotoski.

A few ladies who(according to me) deserve a spot instead of Paris for their association with Computer Science.

Repeat after me, carrying a Sony PSP and talking on your pink RAZR doesn't make one a geek. Even having Lisa Simpson there is an affront to women in science. Here are some more brilliant women in technology.

  • Emmy Noether. Einstein calls her "the most significant creative mathematical genius thus far produced since the higher education of women began".
  • Jeri Ellsworth
  • And more recently Kim Polese.

And then, we have the organizations of women in technology.

And finally, perhaps the most beautiful woman geek of all time Hedy Lemarr

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At 9:13 AM, November 24, 2006, Anonymous Prashanth said...

what were they thinking when they put Paris Hilton on the list?

Marie Curie was always one of my favourites... so sad that she contracted leukaemia (almost surely due to her work with radio active material)

At 9:17 AM, November 24, 2006, Anonymous Prashanth said...

oh well... at least she is the most downloaded woman :-)


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