Subject: Re: The Top Six Reasons Computers are Female
From: Lynn H <lhoward(--nospam--at)silcom.com>
Date: Sat, 15 May 1999 07:30:35 -0700
Are you offended by Engineer jokes too? They are
all over the place and we are stereotyped in these
jokes. Others poke fun at the stereotype, and most
of us engineers can have a good laugh at ourselves,
even though we are all sure we do not fit the
It just seems that no one can laugh at anything
anymore. I am all for keeping to engineering
subjects for the purpose of creating an environment
where engineers of all backgrounds will fill
comfortable. But I really think that all of us
would be better people if we could laugh at these
things a little more and not be so sensitive about
Debby Hight wrote:
> At 04:21 PM 5/11/99 PDT, you wrote:
> >The Top Six Reasons Computers are Female
> >6. As soon as you have one, a better one is just around the corner.
> >5. No one but the creator understands the internal logic.
> >4. Even your smallest mistakes are immediately committed to memory for
> future reference.
> >3. The native language used to communicate with other computers is
> incomprehensible to everyone else.
> >2. The message "Bad Command or File Name" is about as informative as "If
> you don't know why I'm mad at you, then I'm certainly not going to tell you".
> >AND THE NUMBER ONE REASON COMPUTERS ARE FEMALE: 1. As soon as you make a
> commitment to one, you find yourself spending half of your paycheck on
> accessories for it!
> >And - on a serious note -
> On a serious note, why do we continually have to put up with this kind of
> !?#$. I don't think of myself as a feminist, just an engineer, but I was
> offended by this. Maybe Mr. (or Ms.?) Gordin should post his jokes to
> personal friends and not on this site.
> Sorry, I just had to respond.
> Debby Hight
> Triad/Holmes Assoc.
> P.O. Box 1570
> Mammoth Lakes CA 93546
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