bq. The field of engineering, the apparent epitome of cool rationality, is shot through with passion and excitement. An intricately shaped erotic expression finds its most creative outlet in the design of technology. The contemporary images of eroticism and of machines and systems reflect the imagination of the designer. How could it be otherwise in any human venture? (188) Sally L. Hacker, " Feminist Perspectives on Computer Based Systems and Democracy at the Workplace." In: _Computers and Democracy: A Scandinavian Challenge_, Bjerknes, G. and Ehn, P. and Kyng, M. eds, Avebury (1987), 177--190.