|The following was sent to be via e-mail from a friend of a friend. I thought it was quite humorous, so thought I would pass it on. Between my husband (a Unix engineer) and myself, we still haven't arrived at the proper designation of gender for computers.|
Recently, a group of computer scientists (all males) determined that computers should be referred as if they were female. Their reasons for drawing this conclusion follow:
Five reasons to believe computers are "female":
2. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else.
3. The message "Bad command or file name" is about as informative as, "If you don't know why I'm mad at you, then I'm certainly not going to tell you."
4. Even your smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory for later retrieval.
5. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending over half your paycheck on new accessories for it.
However, another group of computer scientists (all female) think that computers should be referred to as if they were male. Their reasons for drawing this conclusion follow:
Five reasons to believe computers are "male":
2. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time they ARE the problem.
3. As soon as you commit to one you realize that, if you had waited a little longer, you could have obtained a better model.
4. In order to get their attention, you have to turn them on.
5. Big power surges knock them out for the rest of the night.
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