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 3)
on Sep 03, 2006
To jebro
Sorry again. But, I think You understand that I don't knew.


Of course, no harm done.


To Fuzzy and Life is a Game:



Be patience, I'm doing the best I pan...
on Sep 03, 2006
I just had to reply! My PC is my buddy, my Friday AND Saturday night date, and my mouse is worn down on the spots where the fingertips are placed. I am also the person come to in my family and in my apartment complex when problems happen with their computers. My name is kind of a give-away. Games! Yes! I'm a mmorpg freak. I tend to gravitate toward the anime style rpgs and my number one game is Ragnarok Online. I also am a big beta test watcher and have participated in many beta tests for games and other apps.
I actually enjoyed fixing problems on the PC's cause I learned something every time.
on Sep 03, 2006
Well, I'm not a female (last time I checked) but I do know several female geeks. They're mostly Linux geeks like myself, but a few are MS geeks as well. Some are programmers and/or IT people, but some are just hobby geeks like myself.

There's something extra sexy about a geekette IMHO.
on Sep 03, 2006
I am also the one to go to to fix a pc besides my older brother. He went to school for it. I more or less taught myself. I started this ongoing obsession back in the stone age of comps. Magnetic tapes, punch cards etc, when I was in high school. Still have that first proggie I wrote in fortran floating around somewhere...lol. I have a compaq presario 3200 AMD Athlon, 512 mb ram w/ 160 gig hd. Replaced the vid w/ a gforce 5200 xfx w/256mb mem. When I started with pc's it was a hand me down 286! Built my own 486 from parts I scrounged, and still have it in the other room. I definately plan on building myself a new one, mabey a custom case. Still figuring what I want to do. I love the Myst series! I have them all. I also like puzzle type games and card games. I also just started "skinning" with logons. Be assured that you are not alone in your love of the pc. Sometimes we can hide in plain sight!
on Sep 03, 2006
ModBlackmoon, I have had problems uploading images to WC unless using IE. If you are using a different browser, you might try again with IE...
on Sep 03, 2006
Hm, I'm a girl, my desktop is self-built, I just repaired my notebook's display and I'm in charge of maintenance of several private systems and websites... LOL, but I'm gay, so I don't know if that counts
on Sep 03, 2006
Reply #36
Hm, I'm a girl, my desktop is self-built, I just repaired my notebook's display and I'm in charge of maintenance of several private systems and websites... LOL, but I'm gay, so I don't know if that counts


If you're gay you're no longer female or something? How does that happen?
on Sep 03, 2006
If you're gay you're no longer female or something? How does that happen?


While sometimes it really seems to be what some people think (and/or act like) It was more directed at the initial intention... Some (guys, I'm assuming) here have referred to date-material, in which case I'd be off the list.
on Sep 04, 2006
To Fuzzy and Life is a Game:

Be patience, I'm doing the best I pan...


Thanks, what's cookin'?
on Sep 04, 2006
Fuzzy:I did a clean install last Monday but I had to cook my own dinner..


Well I installed dinner and didnt even get a cooked install.

Thanks, what's cookin'?




Fried harddrive with pixil sauce ( no B B Que today )
on Sep 04, 2006
Think that dude had way too much coffee today
on Sep 04, 2006
Here's my bit...

I just recently upgraded from a Toshiba to an Alienware m3200. For me the smaller the better. I wanted a laptop that is light and easy to carry, that's one of the reasons why I chose Alienware. Of course another reason I chose it was for the wow factor. Everytime I take it out in class to type notes I get comments on how "cool" it looks. I haven't yet uploaded any games on it. Hopefully soon though I can get my star wars games, call of duty 2, and fable installed. A friend keeps telling me that I need to get onto WoW, but I'm not sure and I don't know if I will have the time to pay to play.
on Sep 04, 2006
I think I agree with your assessment that females just aren't really into technology unless it's for their body.

The only reason I'm into computers and video games is because I started at a very early age and I grew up around a bunch of boys. I started gaming with the NES and computing with a 500mhz Compaq in '99.

Most of the games I play now are for nostalgic reasons or competition. For competition I play Halo or Street Fighter and I can rape most guys in either. Big fan of Zelda Otherwise, I just play adventure games. No puzzle or RPG games except for the Lunar series, SW: KOTOR and Snather(?).

As far as computers, I just troubleshoot hardware/software as a personal hobby. I repair for friends or my boss, but no professional experience at all. I own a few computers and one laptop. Being broke, I only have a 15 inch flat panel Dell monitor (which was free anyway).

Basically I'm just a tech-head and I tinker around in a variety of areas. I do some repair on gaming systems and A/V equipment. I own a high-end Home Theatre system as well as an aftermarket system for my vehicle. Big sound is a must in my world.

The bottom drawer of my dresser is filled with random electronic components and devices along with my thongs

Currently in school now for possibly electrical engineering.
on Sep 04, 2006
Im a female whos into computers.. I love skinning/customizing, gaming.. (RPG, those escape from.. games, and strategy/adventure games (slient hill, scratches stuff like that.) and photo manipulation. I also fix all my friends computers.. they call me a computer geek. Ive loved computers/gaming systems since i was like 7 maybe younger.
on Sep 05, 2006
We arent a myth - though apparently we are rare according to my Geek Fiance'

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