Thursday, 23 August 2007

Finally A Valid Reason For Women Not Running Software Companies

According to Anil Dash, "How will this software get my users laid" should be on the minds of anyone writing social software (and these days, almost all software is social software).

In his words:

"Your "use case" should be, there's a 22 year old college student living in the dorms. How will this software get him laid?"

First rational reason I've heard for men running software companies. We’ll just categorize this under the 'sad but true' banner.


update: Anil made a clarification in the comments - and just to be clear, my posting was more a tongue in cheek one over previous debates for women as valid technology entrepreneurs - Anil has often been a big supporter in fact of more women in technology - here's a link to a previous posting where I quoted him on his posting, Boys Clubs Are For Losers


anildash said...

I should clarify -- the quote you've listed is from Jamie Zawinski, whose post I had excerpted on my blog. I appreciate his tendency to be provocative, but I don't necessarily agree with the way he's phrased it, especially as someone who's worked to make the tech industry less misogynistic and as someone who works for a company whose co-founder and president is a woman.

Leigh said...

I think we both had our tongues firmly planted in our cheeks on that one (as a female cofounder myself) - and have appreciated your previous posting on the like...i'll throw something in the posting just in case pple don't read the comments

Anonymous said...

And what do you think about women's network?

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