If you loved Hidden Figures or The Rise of the Rocket Girls, you'll love Claire Evans' breakthrough book on the women who brought you the internet -- written out of history, until now.
Claire Evans is Futures Editor of VICE's technology website Motherboard. She is also the editor of VICE's science-fiction imprint Terraform, as well as a contributor to Grantland, VICE, Wired, and The Guardian. Previously, she was a blogger for National Geographic's popular culture and science blog Universe. She is the lead singer of the pop group YACHT.
"An insightful, intelligent observer...Evans proves a companionable guide for a tour through cyberspace...[and] provide[s] much needed perspective." --New York Times
"Broad Band is a celebration of the women whose minds
gave birth to the motherboard and its brethren.... an engaging
series of biographical essays on lesser known mathematicians,
innovators and cyberpunks." --Wall Street Journal "A jaunty new
history of women in computing." --WIRED "A spirited
collection of portraits of women who contributed to the
infrastructure of the digital economy." --Wall Street Journal "In
this inspiring tale, writer Evans chronicles the contributions of
some of the many women who aided the rise of the modern Internet."
--Scientific American "An invigorating history of female
coders, engineers, entrepreneurs, and visionaries who helped create
and shape the internet." --Publishers Weekly "An edifying and
entertaining history of the rise of the computer age and the women
who made it possible. A good choice for fans of Hidden Figures."
--Kirkus A "fascinating and inspiring work of women's
history." --Booklist "Broad Band is the Our Bodies,
Ourselves for all computer users--this knowledge belongs to us. And
Claire Evans tells the story like a friend who knows you get bored
easily; a generous sort of brilliance that pulled me right in. This
is a radicallyimportant, timely work."
--MIRANDA JULY, filmmaker, artist, and author of The First Bad Man "Broad Band is such an interesting secret history, written with great panache."
--JON RONSON, author of The Psychopath Test and So You've Been Publicly Shamed "A necessary addition to the story of women in computing, about known heroes and the fearless women and punks the world needs to know more about."
--ELLEN ULLMAN, author of Life in Code, Close to the Machine, and The Bug "Broad Band is thrilling, powerful stuff. At once an electric feminist history of modern tech and a much-needed corrective to the hyper-male mythology of Silicon Valley, Evans's compelling, surprising, and eminently readable work restores due credit to the countless brilliant women who made the connected world into what it is today."
--BRIAN MERCHANT, author of The One Device "Evans's riveting account of female innovators from the Victorianage to today fills in gaps in the history we should have had all along, and provides unique, enlightening insight into some of the most revolutionary technological advances of our time--from the world's first computer game to the creation of the '.com' domain."
--JOSHUA DAVIS, author of Spare Parts