Computer Gender

We attribute gender to many inanimate objects. For instance, ships are referred to as “she,” while most people think of automobiles as masculine. But are computers male or female? We provide arguments for both sides…

Women think computers are masculine because…

In order to get their attention, you have to turn them on.

They have a lot of data but are still clueless.

They are supposed to help you solve your problems, but half the time they ARE the problem.

As soon as you commit to one, you realize that, if you had waited a little longer, you could have had a better model.

Men think computers are feminine because…

No one but their creator understands their internal logic.

The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else.

Even your smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory for later retrieval.

As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories.






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