It seems as if only men are interested in computers and games
Published on September 1, 2006 By Life is a Game In Personal Computing
A question that I often ask myself. I didn't seem to meet any female computer/games geek out there so I'm asking does she/them exist in the real world or only she/they are only a fantasy. For example when my coworker got a new computer (P4 2.4 Ghz, 1024 MB memory) I asked her if it's faster then the old one (P3 600 Mhz, 256 MB memory) she replied: "I didn't notice any difference". The second example is I just started with playing the new Heroes of Might and Magic V and when I asked another my friend what she thinks about it when she was watching me playing it she said: "Colors are nice". How about this example. Another coworker got an OS upgrade from win2000 to winXP and she didn't even notice that I upgraded her OS?!

OK I admit those examples are a 'bit' extreme but it made me thinking about females and computers. Is it that computers are made by male for male that there are a lot more male computer geeks out there or is it just that generally females are not that attracted by technology. Shouldn't someone make computers and games that would appeal more to female users.

Please if they are any female computer geeks out there reply to this article just that I will know that female computer geeks exist in the real world as well and not just in my fantasies. Also can you write what kind of computers and games do you like. Me for example like laptops with big screens 17"-20" and good speakers. The most I like playing turn-based strategies (Civilization and Heroes of Might & Magic) and Sci-Fi RPGs (Star Wars: Knights of Old Republic) and NBA Live series.

Comments much appreciated.
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on Sep 01, 2006

Ok, I am being told that I have to answer this post by the "geeks" of #stardock.    

I'm on the Web Dev team, and I love programming, and I love pc's.  I'm the "go to" person when the computer breaks in the family.  As for games... I'm not much for the fantasy role playing stuff.  I leave that to my husband.  I like puzzle games more... things that require more logic, I dunno.  I also like games where I can play against someone... like Mortal Kombat... LOL!  I used to love that game back in the day...is that sad?  I even like playing Madden Football... so long as I win.   

As for the talk about females creating games... Cari here at Stardock was the programmer for Gal Civ 2.  She's probably a bigger geek than me.      Matter of fact, she's at Dragoncon as I type this.

So in theory, you are not alone.

on Sep 01, 2006
  

You tell'em girl.
on Sep 01, 2006
My first reaction is that I resent the question. No hard feelings or anything
BTW, not all geeks are gamers & there are men who fit your examples as well as women.
on Sep 01, 2006
They exist as I have dated quite a few lovely ones and will do so again...until I find one that will keep me.

So, happy hunting. In my experience, hotties with brains are hard to find but well worth the quest.
on Sep 01, 2006
Skinner Pictures

knock yourself out.
on Sep 01, 2006
You haven't met one Ms. Bebi Bulma then. Yummmmmmmm Bebi!

You haven't met one Ms. Bebi Bulma then.

Actually, neither have I.
on Sep 01, 2006
hotties with brains are hard to find but well worth the quest.


Why, thank you very much!


Actually, she/they is/are a figment of your imagination.




Here's a question I often ask myself: Are there many (or any, for the matter) 24 year computer geeks who know how to construct a grammatically correct sentence?
on Sep 01, 2006
I am just here collecting names!
on Sep 01, 2006
Dr. Guy, I am just here collecting names!.... ....
on Sep 01, 2006
Hey 47songs, does the "he" have to be 24?   
on Sep 01, 2006
"geeks" started out as a highly derogatory carnival nickname for the otherwise unemployable carny hangers-on...in order to give them something to do, and perhaps draw a few customers to the midway, the "geeks", as they were known, used to work in a sideshow tent, admission was charged, say, a dollar, and the eager customers would get to see the "geeks" bite the head off a chicken.
The term "geek" still has a derogatory meaning among the majority, engendering visions of sloppiness, poor hygeine, and general disrepute. Not someone one would wish to associate with for the most part. Socially inept, shy, and awkward.
Just a riff on "geeks", as used here in the U S of A.
Maybe "wizards"?, or "gamers"?, or "programmers"?, "experienced users"?, "enthusiasts", yes, "enthusiasts" would probably be my choice.
[note: I haven't bitten the head off of a chicken, that I can recall, but I do occasionally wear a Geek Squad" t-shirt I got at a promo.]
on Sep 02, 2006
Hi Guys!
I saw, that You looking for female-gamers? I'm real gamer. I like RPG, Action, Strategy (favourites: TES4 Oblivion; Heroes of Might and Magic III,IV,V; F.E.A.R; Doom III; Boiling Point Road To Hell, Age Of Empires III...) And here's my PC: Athlon64 3400, 2Gb Ram, GeForce 7800GTX 512mb, HDD 400Gb and 1Tb, also good speakers
on Sep 02, 2006
Looks like someone have the same avatar as me or is it a bug?
on Sep 02, 2006
hmmm
on Sep 02, 2006
She's fairly new to the site-- maybe hasn't seen that you already have that avatar?

(unless you created the avi, which would be an entirely different can of worms...)
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