Doing so makes more visible the heteronormativity that silently structures much of our technological infrastructure and helps bring other questions about gender, race, and class into the foreground.
The first computer dating service was born in the computer-conscious brains of some students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
It used to go: “Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match.” These days, it’s: “Computer, computer, find me a suitor.” The old boy-meets-girl routine is no longer left to chance.
The flesh-and-blood matchmaker has been replaced by a Computer Cupid.
Teenagers today would be lost without their computers.
Fifty years ago, they were just beginning to realize the ways computers could change their lives.