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American Girl’s New Doll “Courtney” Is the Game Developer the ’80s Needed

American Girl’s New Doll “Courtney” Is the Game Developer the ’80s Needed

American Girl’s “Courtney” is the game developer the ’80s needed. Courtney at the arcade The mid-’80s was a notable time for women in computer science—because that was when they started disappearing. From 1970 into the start of the 1980s, the percentage of computer science degrees conferred to women rose, peaking at 37.1 percent in 1984. But this number then dipped drastically, and we’ve...

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