Hard Drives and Glass Ceilings

  title={Hard Drives and Glass Ceilings},
  author={Steve McKay},
  journal={Gender \& Society},
  pages={207 - 235}
  • S. McKay
  • Published 1 April 2006
  • Economics
  • Gender & Society
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