Geekgirl, ‘girls need modems’ display in the Powerhouse Museum
Image by mia!
I can’t find anything more about it in the PHM collections online and wayback.archive.org/web/*/http://geekgirl.com.au doesn’t contain much, which is a shame cos I’d love to see and share more about this.
Weirdly, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geek_girl says "The widespread recognition of "geek girls" as a community occurred in summer 2010, when the annual San Diego Comic-Con International included a panel entitled "Geek Girls Exist"." – hmm, really? The Webgrrls etc date back to c1995 (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliza_Sherman#Cybergrrl_and_Webgrrls) and the Internet Archive crawl of geekgirl.com.au dates back to 1996, though sadly the content seems unreadable now.
I can’t find much with a cursory search for the old Webgrrls groups on Yahoo! groups, but @pkej suggested the usenet archive. Let me know if you have any leads or suggestions! It’d be great to get enough information together to properly document this history on Wikipedia – while women might not be fully represented in the tech world, they’ve always been present.