Re: On FoRK's anti-206 stance

Lloyd Wood (
Thu, 9 Apr 1998 20:00:29 +0100 (BST)

On Thu, 9 Apr 1998, Rohit Khare wrote:

> Rather, affirmative as in taking a stand: it is wrong that the infrastructure
> for the next generation of wealth-creation is taking place without women and
> minorities.

I think you'll find that women are essential for the infrastructure of
the next generation of wealth creation.

"The birth of Jennifer Katherine Gates on April 28, 1996 proved that
America is still a country where anyone, regardless of race, creed,
color, or software quality, can go from having a rich white
Anglo-Saxon Protestant daddy to being a rich white Anglo-Saxon
Protestant daddy."

> Now Sara, fewer of these comments might apply directly to your field, but I
> believe their effects spill over into why FoRK has a 6x higher female
> subscriber churn than male. It's a male-ish smorgasbord of topics with a very
> male quest for dominance. I'd like it to be less so.

In that case, you need to replace Tim with a female bouncer.