Booting Up: Shaking My Damn Head Edition

An important figure in the history of computing who also happened to be a woman. (

There we were, idly checking our Twitter feed over brunch, when out lept the lede for the Times piece on Kleiner Perkins, Ellen Pao, and Silicon Valley sexism. The opening line: “MEN invented the Internet.” [New York Times]

Ladybeat considered a takedown, but there’s no way we could top what Xeni Jardin has already written. [Boing Boing]

At least they didn’t drag “brogramming” into this. []

Elsewhere on the Internet, Facebook is working on ways for kids younger than 13 to use the social networking site with parental supervision. That’s going to end well. [Wall Street Journal]

Basically admitting the U.S. government was behind Stuxnet is going to have foreign policy fallout. [Ars Technica]

Here’s how Groupon wound up turning down that enormous acquisition offer from Google. It all seems so long ago and far away. [Wall Street Journal] Booting Up: Shaking My Damn Head Edition