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Barbie the Computer Engineer

Feb 18, 2010, 03:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Strom)

[ Thanks to james Maguire for this link. ]

"So the big news last week was the latest "occupation" for Barbie is a computer engineer, whatever that means (I guess we'll let the perennial hardware versus software debates begin). Maybe it is time to retire that "math class is hard" speech chip once and for all and replace it with some often-used Linux shell commands. Or maybe this should be a lesson for our daughters: persevere past the polynomials, and you too can code. Or design circuits.

"Personally, I am glad to seek Geek Barbie, with her hot pink netbook and matching Bluetooth headset. (And what is up with all the different Bluetooth headsets on 24, anyway? Didn't anyone at CTU's IT department get involved?) It is about time. We need role models wherever we can find them in the popular culture. And while you might have issues with Barbie's unrealistic and unobtainable, ahem, dimensions, the fact remains that she has paved the way. Just take a look at the history books:"

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