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dot.KDE: Interview: Elizabeth Krumbach of LinuxChix

Sep 23, 2006, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Wade Olson)

"Have you ever felt discouraged by others or frustrated by technical hobbies or interests?

"EK: Not directly, but there has been plenty of less direct discouragement along the way, which I think can be more harmful.

"Perhaps my first negative experience I was when I was shopping for the first new computer I was paying for on my own. The salesmen consistently spoke down to me, but not to some male I happened to be shopping with, one even tried to persuade me to buy a less powerful computer because I 'really don't need that much RAM'! I lost track of how many times similar scenarios have happened since then, I still prefer shopping online almost exclusively for this reason..."

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