Tech replaces diamonds as girl's best friend: study

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. poppe macrumors 68020


    Apr 29, 2006
    Woodland Hills
    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.
  3. ppc_michael Guest


    Apr 26, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    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. :( ;)
  4. poppe macrumors 68020


    Apr 29, 2006
    Woodland Hills
    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"
  5. thedude110 macrumors 68020


    Jun 13, 2005
    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 ...


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

    If vaguely embittered by the heat.
  6. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...

    I might buy a plasma TV but I wouldn't treat myself to a diamond necklace...
  7. pth-webdev macrumors member

    Dec 20, 2005
    right here
    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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