Geeks Aren't Just Guys

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For those who still think tech hounds and gadget fiends are limited to the male half of the population, think again. A new study shows that, at least in the US, young men and women adopt new technologies equally. They even spend the same amount of time playing online games – though, they’re probably different types of games for the most part. Men are more likely to own a game console and an MP3 player, but women are more likely to own a mobile phone – which probably does fit with the traditional stereotypes.

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Anonymous Coward says:

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Game consoles, MP3 players, cell phones, answering machines? Those are not “new technologies.” Geekdom is out on the edge with thinks like WiFi/Bluetooth enabled PDAs, smartphones, over-clocking, etc. and anybody who goes online to enthusiast boards can clearly see that women are rare.

tcaptain says:

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Don’t be too sure.

You may not see them as much but that’s because the majority don’t use aliases like “candy” or “girlysomething” but rather conceal the fact they are women, because the second they let on that they are…they get flooded by pathetic come ons and overtures.

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