Friday, February 12, 2010
Hooray for Mattel. They unveiled a new Barbie who is a computer engineer! They held a contest for people to vote on a new career for Barbie. Alas, girls voted for news anchor. Luckily, many women (and men) in tech fields put out a call to vote for computer engineer. We flooded the election and won the popular vote! So Mattel is going to make both.
They seem to have gotten it right. Her t-shirt has binary code on it and something else that's hard to see. Let's hope it's a network topology drawing. She also has a bluetooth headset and smart phone. The pink laptop is cute. Let's hope it's a Mac!