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Old Aug 2, 2006, 08:51 AM   #1
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Old Aug 2, 2006, 09:58 AM   #2
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according to a new U.S. study that found three of four women would prefer a new plasma TV to a diamond necklace
This is a little weird... Diamon Necklace or a Plasma TV...

"Hey do you want an iPod or a Sewing Machine"

To me that just doesn't feel like a good comparisson... But still its always good news when women are becoming more equal; just saying it doesn't feel like this was the greatest wording for a question.
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I was hoping the title meant "Tech" as in the person, like a computer technician.

But no. It doesn't. And it probably never will.
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I was hoping the title meant "Tech" as in the person, like a computer technician.

But no. It doesn't. And it probably never will.
Haha man that was funny.... I laughed out loud, which rarely happens on here. Good one.

I dont know maybe one day.

"So you make an iPod... Whoa thats sexy"

But more importantly.

"yeah baby I can fix it if it brakes"
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The study found 77 percent of women surveyed would prefer a new plasma television to a diamond solitaire necklace and 56 percent would opt for a new plasma TV over a weekend vacation in Florida.

Even shoes lost out. The study found 86 percent would prefer a new digital video camera to a pair of designer shoes.
Umm ... I find something about this study repulsive. Its subtext seems to reinforce stereotypes while it supposedly advocates against them.

In any case, I wish the woman wanted a digital projector and surround sound instead of an engagement ring. But I spose a digital projector isn't so easy to show off at work ...

Right.

She's not all that self-serving. And I'm generally happy.

If vaguely embittered by the heat.
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Nope...

I might buy a plasma TV but I wouldn't treat myself to a diamond necklace...
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found that given the choice, women would opt for tech items rather than luxury items like jewelry or vacations.

The study found 77 percent of women surveyed would prefer a new plasma television to a diamond solitaire necklace and 56 percent would opt for a new plasma TV over a weekend vacation in Florida
They mean that girls prefer tech luxery items over non-tech luxery items. But that seems not to be what they are saying at first glance.

When it comes to a plasma t.v. versus a regular t.v. or an iPod over a walkman or discman or a digital camera versus a film-camera, the choice for tech is already made, but now there is a better ratio between function and operatability. So the level of tech drops and as a result the threshold for people who just want the function. That goes for people of all ages and both genders. I don't think that the result of this study is all that exciting.

And who want a diamond necklace, anyway? Nice to sit on your couch watching Oprah or CSI with an expensive the necklace while looking at an outdated model tv. Off course would girls prefer a better t.v. Or a new cellular phone. Or a small digital camera. Or a fancier computer. This is all stuff that has a function.

As a man, I find the study sexist. Woman have lifes, you know. They need function over decoration.
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