April 17, 2003
Women and Computers
Posted by scott at April 17, 2003 10:19 AM
New Scientist has this interesting report detailing the findings of computer scientists researching how men and women differ in their ability to "navigate" in a virtual 3-d world. Basically, it appears women generally need larger screens, a wider field of view, and a more fluid system of motion before they are able to match men in use of these systems.
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When there are two ways of interpreting something in an article, choose the way that is less PC. Chances are that you'll be right.
Both men and women were given the same size screen, but the author messed up and didn't make that clear.
Women required 3 times the screen to equal the performance of men.
So you have to choose between the auther screwing up, or being PC. Which do you think is more likely?