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The history of technology you probably know is one of men and machines, garages and riches, alpha nerds and brogrammers. But female visionaries have always been at the vanguard of technology and innovation—they’ve just been erased from the story. Until now.

Join the ranks of the pioneers who defied convention and the longest odds to become database poets, information-wranglers, hypertext dreamers, and glass ceiling-shattering dot com-era entrepreneurs.

Welcome to the Broad Band.

You’re next.

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Broad Band is the Our Bodies, Ourselves for all computer users—this knowledge belongs to us. And Claire Evans tells the story like a friend who knows you get bored easily; a generous sort of brilliance that pulled me right in. This is a radically important, timely work.”
MIRANDA JULY, filmmaker, artist, and author of The First Bad Man


Broad Band is such an interesting secret history, written with great panache.”
JON RONSON, author of The Psychopath Test and So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed


“A necessary addition to the story of women in computing, about known heroes and the fearless women and punks the world needs to know more about.”
ELLEN ULLMAN, author of Life in Code, Close to the Machine, and The Bug

Broad Band is thrilling, powerful stuff. At once an electric feminist history of modern tech and a much-needed corrective to the hyper-male mythology of Silicon Valley, Evans’s compelling, surprising, and eminently readable work restores due credit to the countless brilliant women who made the connected world into what it is today.”
BRIAN MERCHANT, author of The One Device

“Evans’s riveting account of female innovators from the Victorianage to today fills in gaps in the history we should have had all along, and provides unique, enlightening insight into some of the most revolutionary technological advances of our time—from the world’s first computer game to the creation of the ‘.com’ domain.”
JOSHUA DAVIS, author of Spare Parts
Claire L. Evans is a writer and musician. She is the singer and coauthor of the pop group YACHT, and the founding editor of Terraform, VICE's science-fiction vertical.

She is the former futures editor of Motherboard, and a contributor to VICE, Rhizome, The Guardian, WIRED, and Aeon; previously, she was a contributor to Grantland and wrote National Geographic's popular culture and science blog, Universe.

She is an advisor to design students at Art Center College of Design and a member of the cyberfeminist collective Deep Lab. She lives in Los Angeles.

Photograph of the author © Jaclyn Campanaro