Born to be (a female) geek

My good friend Helga kindly translated her Born to be geek essay into English (the original was written in German).

This text of Helga’s is funny. But it’s not only that. What it says is too true.

[...] Often the following is your chat-up line: "Hey, I saw you at the lecture today. How come that a girl studies Computer Science?" We are in the 21st century, aren't we? Why is it so amazing that there really are girls studying Computer Science?

So go and read it and have a good laugh. And then, please, come back and tell me, what is so strange about women tinkering with computers?

(BTW, Helga is also a talented artist. The cartoon here is one of her depictions of herself for her ‘My perfect day’ page.)