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Broad Band Hardcover – 7 Jan 2019

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Portfolio (7 Jan. 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780735211759
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735211759
  • ASIN: 0735211752
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 2.4 x 23.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 289,867 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"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

About the Author

Claire L. Evans is a writer and musician. She is the singer and coauthor of the pop group YACHT, and the founding editor of Terraform, VICE's science-fiction vertical. She is the former futures editor of Motherboard, and a contributor to VICE, the Guardian, WIRED, and Aeon; previously, she was a contributor to Grantland and wrote National Geographic's popular culture and science blog, Universe. She is an advisor to design students at Art Center College of Design and a member of the cyberfeminist collective Deep Lab. She lives in Los Angeles.


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