Discrimination wrecks tech. Let's not repeat history.

All through the history of computing we see elisions that cleave out failure and discrimination in order to assure us that we are living in the best of all possible high-tech worlds where meritocracy guides technological progress. But we are not, and have never been, living in the best of all possible high-tech worlds. The stories of attempts to “make it” — and make positive change — in tech are ever more important to understanding technology’s role in our societies’ futures.

Discrimination wrecks tech. Let's not repeat history.

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