Who's surprised that women geek out on tech too?

By andy

I had to laugh when I read the latest report from one of the UK’s leading electrical retailers.

Comet’s “Tech Census” has found something ‘amazing’ — women are comfortable with gadgets as well as men.

I know the stereotype is that guys know everything about consumer electronics, technology, the Internet and gadgets, while girls apparently just sit around cluelessly tapping away on their mobile phone as if it were no different to a remote control, but seriously… this ‘revelation’ is really nothing new.

I’ve always thought there are just as many girls as guys who are into technology. The tech industry may still be male-dominated, but I see plenty of females using the latest technology perfectly happily.

There are also plenty of people of both sexes who don’t have a clue when it comes to technology. Even there, the stereotype that the older generation has little clue doesn’t ring true.

Presumably the survey was from a cross-section of British society, and so takes in all levels of geekery.

Geek girls have been around for a long time, and they’ll probably whip your butt, too.

Photo by Googlisti

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