Comments: Call Me Ishmael

Yes, such matters are often lurking in the background (and sometimes snarling at the forefront) of my mind when it comes to women in tech, or business and science in general. Have you read "The Futures of Women"? Worthwhile, in terms of the framing the authors came up with. I worry that the last couple of years, with recession and not-very-woman-friendly gov't policy, the US has been sliding from "Status Quo" towards something more second-class citizenish (again?).

Perhaps there's hope in the 'Web 2.5' (in which artifact I assume that collaborative technologies and social media and applications will play ever-greater roles). Perhaps if in our daily online environment we're all using such collaborative, less-hierarchical, multi-tasking (that is, feminine?) methods and technologies, they will spill over into how, in general, business is conducted and knowledge is garnered and evaluated. But until that has its own momentum, I think it'd be great for many of us to remind conference and business leaders that other frameworks besides their native ones exist.

Posted by Nina at October 23, 2004 04:04 PM