Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Computer Engineer Barbie

It's official. Barbie is giving the geek look a try! (complete with Bluetooth headset and nerdy/trendy glasses!)

“As a computer engineer, Barbie will show girls that women can turn their ideas into realities that have a direct and positive impact on people’s everyday lives in this exciting and rewarding career.”

"All the girls who imagine their futures through Barbie will learn that engineers — like girls — are free to explore infinite possibilities, limited only by their imagination,” says Nora Lin, President, Society of Women Engineers.

Hmmm...free to explore infinite possibilities. Yeah, like leaving computer work for a different career. Magic Cookie did it ("Having a job I care about is a good thing."). How's THAT for an imagination?

Barbie doesn't make it look all that great, anyway. Just further confirmation that there's no dressing this up. You can even stamp a Mattel label on rubberized computer work, but that doesn't make it any less geeky. Would Ken be interested in her now? I wonder.


gudnuff said...

What's really funny is the fact that Computer Engineer Barbie is a blonde. Somebody asked in a comment about this on Boy Genius (http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/02/12/matel-introduces-computer-engineer-barbie/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheBoyGeniusReport+%28Boy+Genius+Report%29&utm_content=Twitter) "So why isn’t she Indian? There aren’t many white American software engineers anymore, in case anyone hasn’t noticed."


Patois said...

But she keeps her slammin' stylish clothes, eh?

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

An engineer in leggings? Now that's inspiring!