Women Into Tech, But Not Into Tech Jargon

from the don't-talk-tech dept

While there have been some stories in the past suggesting that women are just as into gadgets as men, a new study in the UK suggests that even if that’s true, they’re not as on top of the gadget jargon as guys. Nearly all women in the study (96%) said they “lacked confidence” when a discussion turned technical, and most claimied they had no clue what words like kbps, ISP and googling meant. Only half of the women surveyed knew that 512kbps was approximately 10 times faster than dialup, while nearly 80% of the guys did. Of course, it wasn’t so much lack of knowledge, but lack of concern. When asked about their broadband connection, women generally said: “It works, it’s fast – that’s all I need to know.”

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