If Your Geek Goddess Skips A Date, Perhaps It's Because Her Calendar Is Wrong
from the oooops dept
A couple months back, an Australian company decided to put out a calendar of “geek goddesses.” That is, this pinup calendar was supposedly full of women who work in the technology field, posed glamorously, copying well known scenes from various movies. The company behind the calendar claimed that it was intended to change the stereotype of women who worked in technology to encourage more women to enter the field. Of course, a few more cynical observers noted that it certainly seemed a bit more targeted at geek guys, who wanted to see scantily clad attractive geek women. It wasn’t difficult to assume that people getting their hands on the calendar were more likely to spend time ogling the photos, rather than considering how they had misperceived female contributions to the tech world. Now, it appears that those who put together the calendar may have spent a bit too much time focusing on the photos rather than, well, the geeky details such as getting the dates correct (you know, the little things). According to the Raw Feed, it turns out that the “Geek Goddesses” calendar is riddled with all sorts of embarrassing errors. Apparently, the geeks may be good looking, but they’re in need of a proof reader for their calendar. The company is offering replacements, but pushing customers who already bought the calendars to accept “free calendar screen savers and/or high resolution files of the corrected pages” as an alternative. They claim that most buyers are willing to take those alternative offers because, honestly, it’s not like they actually were using the calendar anyway.