A lot of computing pioneers, the ones who programmed the first digital computers, were women. For decades, the number of women in computer science was growing. But in 1984, something changed.
As I suspected, there probably was a connection between my dad bringing home a TRS-80 and me going into computer science. Sure, the games were fun, but I was never as good as my brother at those. What got me excited was learning BASIC and being able to type my papers even faster. So thanks dad & Nick for not locking me out of the clubhouse!