Putting people first in technology

· The Power of Many

Quoting from How to interest more girls in tech careers at Misbehaving:

Jacquelynne Eccles, a University of Michigan psychologist, says that girls steer away from careers in math, science and engineering because they view them as solitary pursuits: “In order to increase the number of women in science, we also need to make young women more interested in these fields, and that means making them aware that science is a social endeavor that involves working with and helping people.”

See: Why Women Shy Away from Careers in Science and Math (via Mind Hacks)

Frankly, we all benefit if technology is viewed as a social, people-centric pursuit and not just another expression of the lone-genius slash auteur slash mad-scientist meme.