[hackerspaces] An interesting point of view : "On Feminism and Microcontrollers"

Ron Bean bucketworks at rbean.users.panix.com
Mon Oct 4 00:22:17 CEST 2010

Serendipity Seraph <sseraph at me.com> writes:

>But when I tell a male co-worker that the system is just "prettier" that
>way (aesthetic sense) their heads spin around.  When "pretty" translates
>to better performance, more maintainable and easy to modify they have a
>bit more respect but still bristle at the word.  But for me aesthetics
>are a big piece of how I do what I do even if I have to translate it or
>rationalize it in other ways for a a lot of colleagues.
What if you call it "elegant" instead of "pretty"?
(They're not quite the same thing, but they do overlap quite a bit) 

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