Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc.
Originally published on: 2018
Number of pages: 290
Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet
Broad Band is a book that tells the stories of the women who made the internet what it is today. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of technology or the role of women in society.
The book is divided into three parts:
- “The Making of the Internet”
- “The Rise of the Personal Computer”
- “The Internet and Society.”
Each part of the book focuses on a different aspect of the history of the Internet, and how women have contributed to each aspect. The book is well-researched, and Evans does a good job of weaving together the personal stories of the women she profiles with the broader history of the Internet. The book is also well-written, and Evans’s prose is clear and engaging. Broad Band is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history of the Internet, or in the contributions of women to technology.
Here are some of the women featured in Broad Band:
- Grace Hopper: A computer scientist who developed the first compiler for a computer programming language.
- Elizabeth Feinler: The creator of the first directory of internet hosts.
- Stacy Horn: The founder of the first online social network for women.
- Radia Perlman: The inventor of the spanning-tree protocol, which is used to prevent network loops.
- Anita Borg: A computer scientist who founded the Anita Borg Institute, which promotes women in technology.
- Marissa Mayer: The former CEO of Yahoo!
- Jeni Tennison: The founder of the Mozilla Foundation, which develops the Firefox web browser.