A Nude ‘Playboy’ Photo Has Been a Mainstay in Testing Tech for Decades

The documentary ‘Losing Lena’ is about the many small ways in which women are told they don’t belong in tech

Photo: Dwight Hooker/Playboy Magazine

“It wasn’t just the issue of the Lena image. It was an image problem that expanded beyond gender.”

Norms originate with choices.

Journalist with words at Time, Quartz, and elsewhere. Author of Ghosts in the Forest, a Kindle Single.

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