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I think part of the article was more aimed to address the origin of the stereotype of "male antisocial programmer" we now know and show the roots of the stereotype. It may be even read that the earlier programming to be harder, since it was closer to the physical layer and thus required more to get 'into the machine' compared to later programming.

In that sense the stereotype did change, if one can even call it change. It looks more like it was created and fostered, if indirectly, to have antisocial programmers compared to the regularly social women of the decades before.

I'd be interested to know how the 'computer girls' were perceived, if at all, on a societal level, and mayhaps on smaller granularity in their larger social circles.
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