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Think of a tech nerd and you’ll probably conjure up the image of a middle-aged man with Ethernet cables draped around his neck. However, women are becoming increasingly tech-savvy, according to a study of female geeks. The study questioned just over 2000 US-based ‘tech nerds’ about their use of consumer technology. The results …

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Happy

April fools?

"upgraded the network’s 60 PCs to Windows 2000."

Congrats on upgrading to an obsolete system, but going by the hardware he is showing, no suprise!

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Child labour?

Wouldn't that be child labour then?

Its a bit bloody cheeky of the school to do that - and I bet its not properly licensed either!

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Coat

Ha ha

Another April Fools joke. Almost caught me out.

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Impressive achievements by the sisterhood

Quote: "Transferring images from a digital camera to a PC is popular amongst women..."

*That* makes them technically savvy?

Nice to see the next generation of female systems analysts, software architects and processor designers will have core skills like, er, dragging files from one storage device to another in a GUI.

"Put the camera down, dear; sort out your shoes then cook the dinner."

Women should know their place! (Except Sarah Bee, of course, who has earned 'Honorable Bloke' status by writing for El Reg)

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Where do I get me...?

One of these geeky girls? I'd like to remove the "DON'T TOUCH!!!!" signs on every electrical appliance in the house following what is now known as "The Toaster Incident"....

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Is that a...

440BX?

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Re April fools?

I wish, my girlfriend has filled the 300G drive in my myth box with all her crap. She still comes crying to me every time her Vista dies though so there's some hope for us blokes.

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(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Impressive achievements by the sisterhood

"Hey. I resemble that remark."

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@A Gould

"440BX?"

I think you could be right...

Ah, the good old ISA slot...

</sepia tint>

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Surprising

I am surprised by the "unsurprising" 12-24 lead over 40+ females, given the number of stories about that particular segment and their popcap-type madnesses last year. Minigames are perfect for that segment, and I would have thought it was significantly bigger than the teen/twenties female geek market...

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Dan

i don't like the look of

that precocious little bastard.

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Paris Hilton

Next you'll be telling us .........

Paris actually can actually use her Blackberry.

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@ Sarah Bee

Which do you resemble, Sarah... computer star or shoe collector? ;)

@ Dan ... yeah, I know what you mean. The cocky little four-eyed sod will be pinching work from us in five years time aided and abetted by his pushy mother.

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Girl geeks

I have nothing against girl geeks, the more women we get in tech support the better as far as I'm concerned.

@matt - I sympathise with you, having had to completely rebuild my girlfriends laptop due to the amount of crap and spyware on it (not to mention the 40 Gig of unfinished Emule downloads). Thankfully though she has learnt from that, at least for now.

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Resent your comments

It is attitudes like the previous postings towards women that puts off a lot of them from going into the industry which is a shame because quite often they are more than capable of actually working with technology to high standards. It can be intimidating for women when they know they will be mocked and expected to fail before they have even started just because of what they have between their legs and not based on any real judgement of their skills. People should be judged on their actual skills not their gender, age or appearance. I have no problem with men in traditionally feminine roles e.g. nursing, cookery, hairdressing etc.

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