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.
Comments (Page 2)
on Sep 02, 2006
To jebro
It's not a bug. We use avatars from CD Cover Kult-Hetetic Kingdoms. When I've making my version of avatar I've painted eyes in brown (on original picture the eyes is green
PS Sorry, I was registered about 2 months ago and I don't knew, that someone using avatar from CD cover of this Game.
on Sep 02, 2006
ModBlackmoon

Thanks for answering.
What do you suggest we should do, because I think it's kind of confusing if we have the same avatar...
on Sep 02, 2006
What do you suggest we should do, because I think it's kind of confusing if we have the same avatar...


In all fairness miss blackmoon should make a new avatar - only because the Avatars are what we recognise before we see the user name . I see that Avatar - I think of Jebro.

Besides blackmoon - wouldnt you prefer an avatar that will distinguish you from
others? One unique just to you...

on Sep 02, 2006
What do you suggest we should do, because I think it's kind of confusing if we have the same avatar...

I say seniority rules, but that's just me.

Oh yeah, on a more technical note, the avatars, while the same image, have a slightly different look to them.(i.e. look closely at the chin area)

Can someone please fix this post. Someone forgot to close a tag somewhere, so please edit it.
on Sep 02, 2006
George Rogers, I had to remove the table you placed. It was causing an error on this page.

on Sep 02, 2006
ModBlackmoon, I hope you take the suggestions here to heart. No one is trying to be an ass. The avatars are so small no one can see the difference in the eyes. Besides, as Fairyy said, wouldn't you want one unique to you? Everyone recognizes that avatar as Jebro. Sorry.
on Sep 02, 2006
It's not a big deal really, I can remove mine if ModBlackmoon wants to keep it...
on Sep 02, 2006
Almost done. Old avatar is deleted, but I can't upload new (I want to use my photo, I think it's better than search or create new avatar). I use 50x50jpeg, but when image is uploaded I see previous avatar again...Maybe someone can help me?

To jebro
Sorry again. But, I think You understand that I don't knew.
on Sep 02, 2006
but when image is uploaded I see previous avatar again...Maybe someone can help me?

Sure thing, go here log in and go into your 'my account', then try to upload the file. Usually works better than the WC site.
on Sep 02, 2006


Thanks for help. I can change some info about me on Stardock Forum, but my avatar is still empty on WC...Ok, forgot:) I can live without avatar
on Sep 02, 2006
I am a 61 year young woman. And I love my computer and I am learning more evey day. I fixed my girlfriends computer when the computer repair man she called didn't or couldn't. She had lost her IE. All he did was download FireFox and make her a back up CD. Charged her $175.00.
I did a reinstall and all she had to do was cook me dinner. Thank Guys I am leaning a lot from you all and this great site.
RoseNell
on Sep 02, 2006
  
on Sep 03, 2006

but when image is uploaded I see previous avatar again...Maybe someone can help me?

It's quite possibly a cache issue....but always replave an avatar with one of a new file name...don't use the same name in case the site doesn't recognise that it is in fact a new one...

on Sep 03, 2006
I did a clean install last Monday but I had to cook my own dinner...   
on Sep 03, 2006
I did a reinstall and all she had to do was cook me dinner.


I reinstalled my friend's computer yesterday but I didn't have dinner at all
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