Gender and science and doing my part
July 10, 2012 Leave a comment
Much to my dismay, Sarah absolutely loves the Ipad. I cannot pick it up in her presence without her whining for me to share. I especially regret the day I even showed her Pingu videos via Netflix. First thing every morning when she wakes up: “Mingu?”
On the bright side, according to a semi-recent Slate article, I’m doing my part to help get more women into science and technology:
Although most parents would do anything to prevent their children from spending all day in front of a screen playing games, childhood gaming and hacking experience has motivated many computer programmers to enter the field, including Sandberg’s boss, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
And here’s a representative taste of the entertaining for 1 1/2 year olds and 40 year olds Pingu: