“Internet users make up their minds about the quality of a website in the blink of an eye, a study shows.
Researchers found that the brain makes decisions in just a 20th of a second of viewing a webpage.” BBC

I’ve realised that it’s ten years since I started blogging. Not that blogging was really invented then – I was just making ranty web pages about people, things and news articles that annoyed me. I think it all started when I made a page based on an email conversation between Kirsty, Fraser, Zora, Paul and I.
Looking at my 1996 entry, I must have started on December 17, 1996, so I’ll try and have a little celebratory post on December 17, 2006.

I went to the London Girl Geek dinner last night. I met a variety of people, and there were some interesting speakers – I was particularly interested in the talk on mobile usable interface design.
Not everyone was technical-geeky but in some ways it would be missing the point to have a ‘geekier than thou’ attitude there, and I did meet some wonderfully technical women. And I guess that’s the difference between ‘Girl Geek’ as defined on the page, and the ‘traditional’ ‘geek grrl’.
But generally, even though we might not understand the details of each other’s technical or sector-based specialities, I love that we don’t have to explain basic tech facts to have a conversation, and that we don’t have to deal with the misconceptions (and under-estimations) about women in IT/new media.

So it wasn’t just me: “Researchers at Bath university found many girls aged seven to 11 subjected dolls to “maiming and decapitation”.” BBC