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    No, really: BBC News - Does Barbie's new geeky look fit with reality?

    What I want to know is where is her black t-shirt, jeans and stressed look? Also the acessories should be a battered black laptop (with various geek stickers on the lid), pizza box and jailbroken iPhone or other device with an XDA Developers custom ROM.
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    I see they've been scouring your wardrobe DB to get the outfit just right

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    Hell, my wardrobe absorbes light. It's like reaching into Narnia trying to get clothes off the shelves!

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    Dam i thought Edugeek was going to throw a BBQ then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    No, really: BBC News - Does Barbie's new geeky look fit with reality?

    What I want to know is where is her black t-shirt, jeans and stressed look? Also the acessories should be a battered black laptop (wit various geek stickers on the lid), pizza box and jailbroken iPhone or other device with an XDA Developers custom ROM.
    A true geek has an android phone not an iPhone

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    she can only look like that because the Ken Doll wears the black t-shirt jeans haggard look and ends up doing all the work....

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    Seems they forgot practicality as part of the job of IT. As mentioned in the article, that hair would be a nightmare - I had 2 foot long hair at one point, and having it in anything other than a ponytail when working was simply impossible. Hair draping on a motherboard, or over a dismantled printer?

    What about the part where tech people have to go crawling around under desks? With stylish, expensive clothes I know I'd not want to.

    No, it seems this is actually some sort of propaganda piece to try and make IT look like it isn't. They say people think of IT as a boring career? Well, a lot of it is! What's wrong with that? What's wrong with the fact that most women wouldn't consider it as their career choice? Much like most men wouldn't consider many careers populated mostly by women. There's no need to try and dress up the industry I don't think.

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    And don't forget the late night coffee and pizza binges whilst trying to rebuild the network before the kids come back from the summer holidays. They can play havoc with ones skin and figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    No, really
    And it's her 126th career - couldn't they have waited two more to make it 128?

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    Hmm, I *may* have voted on this poll... Not sure where the BBC got their idea of a 'dry and stuffy working environment' from though... stereotype!


    Quote Originally Posted by richard_s View Post
    A true geek has an android phone not an iPhone
    No, a true geek builds their own phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard_s View Post
    And don't forget the late night coffee and pizza binges whilst trying to rebuild the network before the kids come back from the summer holidays. They can play havoc with ones skin and figure.
    Heh, also need a small box of plasters for those cheap PC cases.

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    Why is she coding in binary on that laptop?

    and why does it say 01101001 01100001 shouldnt it be 01101001 01110100 or even 01101001 01100011 01110100 if she is a schools tech support Barbie.

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    you just have to love the following statements

    "slouchy jeans, T-shirt and trainers look sported by many of the men who dominate the information technology sector."

    Not in my opinion. Mostly open neck shirts and casual trousers

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    Why is she coding in binary on that laptop?

    and why does it say 01101001 01100001 shouldnt it be 01101001 01110100 or even 01101001 01100011 01110100 if she is a schools tech support Barbie.
    Geek !

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    Geek !
    and proud of it

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