Technology with Curves: Women Reshaping the Digital Landscape
Charles R. Crawford, a former associate professor of computer science at
York University, is a computer-programming and mathematics consultant.
Technology with Curves contains 52 short pieces on women who are
involved with the Internet. Those featured range from the “Digital
Dozen” (12 key women pioneers) to designers, developers,
revolutionizers, and producers who are breaking new ground. Most of the
essays are about an individual, but a few describe joint projects. The
pieces, which are presented under the headings “life,” “work,”
and “culture,” profile projects and individuals ranging from the
Markle Foundation funding a variety of Internet projects, to the
“telemedicine women” who design systems to aid in health-care
delivery, to journey-women.com, which provides travel advice. Some
projects have brought their creators large profits, while others have
ensured them only a comfortable living.
Readers are invited to follow up information in the book by accessing
the Web sites mentioned.