A Women’s Book Did Not Seem To Understand Computers
Normally, we’d never call out specific genders or sexes at Science Sensei. However, we must bring something up for historical reasons. It stands out as one of those times people freaked out about new technology that most of us look back and laugh at. Back in the 1990s, there were several phobias that were becoming relatively popular about computers due to a lack of understanding. This led to a book called Women and Computers, published in 1996.
They are actually the ones that appear to be the first to coin the “computerphobia” term too. They were not sure about how sturdy the product was, with one portion of the text asking if touching it will damage what was inside. The book also mentioned how computers could cripple mankind and enslave society. You know, light stuff.