Reply to post: Re: Sopmething pretty for the ladies?

Your next laptop will feature 'CMF' technology

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Re: Sopmething pretty for the ladies?

Could we be a little more patronising?

How is it patronising to offer a product in more varieties, hoping to appeal to a wider market through some basic segmentation? Personally, like I suspect most men, I'm indifferent, and therefore happy with black, grey or silver, if other people, some male, undoubtedly more female, want a splash of colour, a leopard skin pattern, snakeskin cover, what exactly is your worry? The fact that they pointed out that these variants appeal to one gender more than another? There's a first world & BBC problem if ever I saw one.

The big computer makers spent a long while (almost) following Ford's patriarchal approach: "Any colour you want so long as its black" (or beige - remember when all computers were beige?). Next thing you'll be complaining that there's male and female variants of bike.

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