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

ddavis at codetemptress.net ddavis at codetemptress.net
Mon Oct 4 00:27:32 CEST 2010

Elegant or Pretty will get the same result.  Alot of woman will always see
things in a pretty or ugly way because its how we work.  Just like some men
tend to be more practical.. and think more simplistic as far as design
goes.  This is why we are the yin and yang.  They need to deal with it.
Seriously.. Just like we need to deal with some of the words we find wrong
but its their way of expression.  *shrug*.  

On Sun, 3 Oct 2010 18:22:17 -0400, Ron Bean
<bucketworks at rbean.users.panix.com> wrote:
> 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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