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MIT Scratch Gender: this, that and the other.

I was asking my son what he wanted to be when he grew up. He said, a video game designer. So I got so excited because software engineering and gaming design could be a terrific career that could pay the bills.

So I started looking at some resources and found: Scratch from MIT.

Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world.

Scratch sounded like a great place to get started learning basic logic and get cranking.  Plus it was free.  so I’m thinking, let’s get signed up. And this is when things went sour.

After creating a username and password, MIT’s registration asked for the gender.  And what did we find there?  Three Options?  Male, Female and a “third option?”  Could this be a mistake? or a political statement? or some scientific discovery?  Well, that was the end of that.  So much for higher learning and what a great disappointment.

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