what sex is your computer ?

  1. what sex is your computer ?

    As you are aware, ships have long been characterized as being female (e.g., "Steady as she goes" or "She's listing to starboard Captain!").
    Recently, a group of computer scientists (all males) announced that
    computers should also be referred to as being female. Their reasons for
    drawing this conclusion follow:

    Five reasons to believe computers are female:
    1. No one but the Creator understands their internal logic.

    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
    half your paycheck on 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
    follow:

    Five reasons to believe computers are male:
    1. They have a lot of data, but are still clueless.
    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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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Marisaej
    :hatparty: Absolutely true!!!! of the male computers. Mine is deffinatly female. Simple, easy to use, and usually two steps ahead of the pack!!
  4. by   rjflyn
    Female as is my car- her name is Snoball, the computer really doesnt have a name however. Rj
  5. by   Still Riding
    Mine is a male i call him BEAST, and when i'm really mad at it often put a string of select words in front of it.
  6. by   txspadequeenRN
    [font=lucida console]i refer to my husbands computer as his mistress. one of these days i know im going to walk in only to see him *&^%* it!!! he knows it parts way better than mine. and that is a sad sad thing.




    Quote from nursebedlam
    what sex is your computer ?

    as you are aware, ships have long been characterized as being female (e.g., "steady as she goes" or "she's listing to starboard captain!").
    recently, a group of computer scientists (all males) announced that
    computers should also be referred to as being female. their reasons for
    drawing this conclusion follow:

    five reasons to believe computers are female:
    1. no one but the creator understands their internal logic.

    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
    half your paycheck on 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
    follow:

    five reasons to believe computers are male:
    1. they have a lot of data, but are still clueless.
    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.
  7. by   uk_nurse
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    [font=lucida console]i refer to my husbands computer as his mistress. one of these days i know im going to walk in only to see him *&^%* it!!! he knows it parts way better than mine. and that is a sad sad thing.


    i totally agree..........im a computer widow too.. :angryfire

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