Monday, April 2, 2007

Lynn Conway Totally Rocks

When I was a little girl, I learned integrated circuit design from "the standard" text, Introduction to VLSI Design by Mead Carver and Lynn Conway. In the early 2000's Lynn de-cloaked and came out as a Trans-woman. So in addition to training a generation of chip designers and helping develop the underpinnings of modern digital processors, she's also started collecting resources for people trying to understand transgender issues.

Her site at LynnConway.Com is a must-see for trans-folk and the people that love them (or at least are trying to understand them.) Also... the site seems to currently be hosted by the Electrical Engineering department at the University of Michigan. So... kudos to them!

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