Zeros and Ones by Zadie Plant


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Historical summation of development of technology and computing, and women’s roles in the system. Draws parallels between liberation of home textile production and market, and current female manual labour assembling circuit boards, via industrial revolution looms.
Goes on to look at the zero/one contrasts between male and female objectives in developing technologies, and morphs into sexual politics. Particularly the notion of touch, keeping in touch and staying in touch.
Useful to map foundations of the circuits of today, and own my part in it as a woman. A contributor as well as a consumer.

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