This strip first appeared in issue #207 of Linux (Pro) Magazine.

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[Panel 1: Elvie is looking at a letter she's written]

"Dear Lego Company,

It's great to see that your recent 'Women of NASA' set included Margaret Hamilton, who led the software development team for the Apollo missions. But when will we see other great female programmers, such as Grace Hopper or Ada Lovelace, immortalised in plastic?

Yours constructively,


[Panel 2: Elvie is holding a lego minifig of Ada Lovelace. Caption: Many months later…]

Elvie: I've finally got a minifig of Ada Lovelace…

[Panel 3: Elvie is next to a boxed Lego kit]

Elvie: …it's just a shame the set cost $5000!!!

[The kit is Babbage's Difference Engine, and contains 20,000 pieces (plus the minifig)]