March 31, 2009

AFTER MY EARLIER MENTION OF WOMEN AND GADGETS, this is interesting: A man writes Slashdot with this problem:

I recently purchased a 10 inch white MSI wind. As you can see it’s a small computer and it’s good for what I use it for. I get a lot of comments from women saying it is ‘cute’ or ‘adorable.’ Not the good kind of cute that will get me the attention I want though, the kind of cute that says they think I have a different presence than I actually want to portray. So how can I make my netbook more manly, or at least have some witty line to respond to the their comments?

This never worried me. Some good advice in the comments — and some bad!