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Read: Zeros and ones

In an age where technological development is driven by what Sadie Plant calls "industrial-strength testosterone", the self-proclaimed cyber- prophet insists that the female contribution to technology has been severely underestimated. Having recently established the Department of New Technology at Warwick University - and a club night in Birmingham - Plant's mission is to obliterate commonly-held preconceptions regarding computer science. With a balance of wit and truculence, Zeros and Ones sheds ground-breaking light on women's compatibility with computers, enthusiastically predicting men's redundancy within this traditionally male territory in the course of the 21st century.

Zeros and Ones: Digital Women and the New Technoculture by Sadie Plant.

Published by Fourth Estate, pounds 14.99