I'm continuing to do a lot of thinking about women in technology and I've been combing through my own personal history for signs of technical encouragement and discouragement. I'll write up my findings in the next day or so. In the meantime, here are some interesting links on this topic, many sent in by megnut readers.
GenTech Publications (GenTech is "an applied research project whose mandate is to create conditions within which girls and women have maximum access to, and confidence in, a wide range of new information technologies")
Dori Smith's thoughts on women speakers at tech conferences
A MetaFilter thread on this issue.
An anonymous email to Dave from a woman in high tech regarding her struggles.
Thanks to everyone who's written with words of encouragement and support, I really appreciate it. And I'm glad to know I'm not alone on this issue. The mounds of email really made my day. 🙂