View Full Version : Top Ten "Girl" Geeks

November 23rd, 2006, 02:15 AM
I have no idea why they chose the term "girls". Ok, I have some ideas, but I don't think this is the place to discuss them...

Here is Cnet's top ten female geeks (http://crave.cnet.co.uk/0,39029477,49285435,00.htm), though 2 of them are "virtual" women (yes, Lisa Simpson and Paris Hilton as fillers -insulting, isn't it...). And this is the slashdot news item (http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/11/22/1338255&from=rss) I got it from. Here's a compiled list of relevant links from slashdot:

The Women of NASA (http://quest.nasa.gov/women/intro.html)
The Society of Women Engineers (http://www.swe.org/)
The Association of Women in Science (http://www.awis.org/)
The Committee on Women in Science and Engineering at the National Academies of Science (http://www7.nationalacademies.org/cwse/)
Women in Science (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_science)

And here are a few names slashdotters wanted in there (if you have a name to add / remove, please post):

Sophie Germain (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie_Germain) (mathematician)
Amalie Emmy Noether (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmy_Noether) (mathematician)
Florence Nightingale (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_nightingale) (statistician)
Cynthia Breazeal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynthia_Breazeal) (developing sociable robots)
Elonka Dunin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elonka_Dunin) (developing games)
Lynn Conway (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynn_Conway) (computer scientist)
Judit Polgár (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judit_Polgar) (chess player)
Mary Anning (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Anning) (fossil collector and paleontologist)

Note: I am very ignorant about women's history (any topic of history, for that matter) and I'm not sure how good the above name list is...

December 10th, 2006, 04:00 PM
Jeri Ellsworth!


December 17th, 2006, 04:01 PM
Lisa Simpson, hmm... alright. Paris Hilton? OMGWTFROFLCOPTORZ?

Yet another example of why C|Net are Bad Bad People :)

December 17th, 2006, 04:53 PM
Read up on the wikipedia entry. Anyone who can self teach about designing computer chips is a BAD-***! Geek, maybe, but I'd put Jeri up in the "Alpha" catagory.

Jeri Ellsworth!


December 17th, 2006, 05:39 PM
Haha! This is funny... hey, I never knew Paris was a gamer. :O lool.

December 17th, 2006, 05:55 PM
I understand that Paris Hilton is there for humor, but putting her in first place, ahead of for example Marie Curie is just bad taste

December 17th, 2006, 07:18 PM
To me, including Paris Hilton at all pretty much invalidates their list.

By the way, Jeri Ellsworth definitely should be in there. I've been watching that C-One stuff for years, and it's very impressive.