Numerous critics and writers have remarked on the strong feminist overtones of Thelma & Louise . Film critic B. Ruby Rich praises the film as an uncompromising validation of women's experiences,  while Kenneth Turan calls it a "neo-feminist road movie".  In her essay "The Daughters of Thelma and Louise", Jessica Enevold argues that the movie constitutes "an attack on conventional patterns of chauvinist male behavior toward females". In addition, it "exposes the traditional stereotyping of male–female relationships" while rescripting the typical gender roles of the road movie genre. 
Most of the heavy lifting on this project was done by Tim Peters, with the cast of spambayes obsessive-compulsives providing ideas, heckling, and testing. Gary Robinson provided a lot of the serious maths and theory, as well as his essay on "how to do it better" (see the background page for a link). Rob Hooft also contributed maths/stats clues. Mark Hammond amazed the world with the Outlook2000 plug-in (with Tony Meyer, Sean True, and Adam Walker making significant contributions), and Richie Hindle, Neale Pickett, Tim Stone worked on the end-user applications.