18 Jul '17, 10am

"It’s not that progress is slow. When it comes to the bigger trends there isn’t any progress at all." #tech https://t.co/QIyJOsiBIJ

Annie Quick Subject Lead - Inequality & Wellbeing I like to think I’m of average technical (in)competence for my age. I can use google to trouble-shoot when my computer screen unexpectedly appears sideways, and I have got very good at turning things off and then on again. But on a more fundamental level I have no idea what’s going on behind the screen. It’s not just that I don’t know the specifics of how it works, I don’t really understand how it’s possible that it works at all. Because of this, every day I have to place an incredible level of trust in the people who do understand these things. The latest Silicon Valley sexism row is just another reminder that this trust is unfounded. David McClure is the latest big shot tech entrepreneur to resign following accusations of sexual harassment. After repeated denials he finally capitulated in a blog entitled ‘I’m a Creep. I’m...

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