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Default Women and Mini 9s - 02-24-2009, 05:22 PM

I visit a lot of Tech related forums. Seeing posts from women at the places I go has been like seeing a unicorn: rare to non-existant. But with the arrival of Netbooks I think this is changing.

For some reason, Mini 9 forums -- and Netbook forums in general -- are sprinkled with posts from females! This leads me to believe that these small machines are piquing the interest of women unlike their larger-sized brethren.

Why is this? Or am I wrong about my observation?


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Default Re: Women and Mini 9s - 02-24-2009, 05:28 PM

Really? I'm on CNET's forums occasionally. I guess the Dell Mini just fires the female passions. Maybe it's a hormonal response to it's uber cuteness. It's kind of pedamorphic- being a new generation of laptop that looks like a baby laptop :lol: It could also be because we lug around so much stuff to begin with a light netbook is extra appealing.

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Default Re: Women and Mini 9s - 02-24-2009, 06:43 PM

There may be some truth to that - for example, the Amazon Kindle forums I frequent seem to have more women participating than men. (Doesn't hurt that the Kindle has so many "designer" covers available for it.) I am glad to see more women participating in tech-oriented forums, whatever the reason.


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Default Re: Women and Mini 9s - 02-24-2009, 10:03 PM

Could you imagine if Oprah got her hands on a mini 9? and liked it


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Default Re: Women and Mini 9s - 02-24-2009, 10:10 PM

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Could you imagine if Oprah got her hands on a mini 9? and liked it
That would be the best thing ever to happen to Dell :lol:


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Default Re: Women and Mini 9s - 02-24-2009, 10:55 PM

I didn't buy my Mini for the cuteness factor. I have been building my own desktops for years and until recently overclocking. I know that I am in the minority as far as women building their own sytems. I'm also into HDTV and installed and aimed my own antenna with my sister on my roof. All of my sisters build their own machines now btw. I wanted something small and ultra portable.

I think women are buying netbooks for the same reasons men do. Doh! I know, quite a concept huh?

Seriously, in recent years more and more women have and use computers and I know that I see more women particpating in forums like this one. This has been an ongoing trend. Back when I was into overclocking and particapating in usenet newsgroups I used a gender neutral nick so I would be taken seriuosly (and no references to hormones were made). Once I had established my reputation as a bonafide overclocker I gradually let on that I was female. By then, it didn't matter because I had already proven that I could overclock better than most and offered advice to the guys.

Women particpate more where we feel comfortable. We have been around for a long time, just sometimes incognito. :mrgreen:


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Default Re: Women and Mini 9s - 02-24-2009, 11:06 PM

You GO GIRL!!
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Default Re: Women and Mini 9s - 02-24-2009, 11:16 PM

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You GO GIRL!!
You crack me up! :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Default Re: Women and Mini 9s - 02-24-2009, 11:37 PM

Im just glad that women are coming out of the cracks. I have to admit that I thought the IT professional was dominated by men, but more and more I find women entering the arena. This is going to sound bad, but I actually physically met a lady that was not only competent but very knowledgeable on Cisco networks. I'm impressed and happy at the same time. Women have always been as smart, just haven't always showed the "IT Light" on themselves!


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Default Re: Women and Mini 9s - 02-25-2009, 05:35 AM

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Could you imagine if Oprah got her hands on a mini 9? and liked it
That would be the best thing ever to happen to Dell :lol:
she probably already has..but dell's production's so slow, they're still filling her giveaway orders.
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