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01/17/14 Grif.Net – Are computers “Male” or “Female”?

01/17/14 Grif.Net – Are computers “Male” or “Female”?

A man who had previously been a sailor, was aware that ships are addressed
as “she” and “her”. He often wondered what gender computers should be
addressed.

To answer that question, he asked two groups to consider the matter (one
group comprised of women and the second of men). Each group was asked to
recommend whether computers should be referred to in the feminine gender or
the masculine gender, and asked to give reasons for their recommendation.

The group of women reported that the computers should be referred to
in the masculine gender because:
1. In order to get their attention, you have to turn them on.
2. They have a lot of data, but are still clueless.
3. They are supposed to help you solve problems, but half the time
they are the problem.
4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had waited
a little longer you could have had a better model.

The men, on the other hand concluded that computers should be
referred to in the feminine gender because:
1. No one but the Creator understands their internal logic.
2. The native language they use to communicate with other
computers is incomprehensible to everyone else.
3. Even your smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory
for later retrieval.
4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself
spending half your paycheck on accessories for it.

Oh, boy.

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QUIZ ANSWERS: CITIES in which these world-famous streets are located?

1. PARIS = Les Champs Elysees
2. NEW YORK = Wall Street
3. HOLLYWOOD = Sunset Boulevard
4. ROME = Via Venito
5. ATLANTA = Peachtree Street
6. ST PETERSBURG = Nevsky Prospekt
7. COPENHAGEN = Hans Christian Anderson Boulevard
8. LONDON = Pall Mall
9. NEW ORLEANS = Basin Street
10. TEL AVIV = Dizengoff
11. CHICAGO = Michigan Avenue
12. BOSTON = Beacon Street
13. HONOLULU = Kalakaua Avenue
14. MIAMI = Biscayne Boulevard
15. WASHINGTON DC = Pennsylvania Avenue
Bonus:
RIO DE JANEIRO = Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana

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Dr Bob Griffin
bob@grif.net www.grif.net
“Jesus Knows Me, This I Love!”