What gender is a computer? by Tom Reynolds
With all the controversy of gender, we should remember that we often give inanimate objects a gender: ships; countries; etc. But computers have not yet been given a gender.
So, what gender is a computer? A comedienne offered this answer.
Men believe computers are feminine. Why?
Because no one but their Creator understands their internal logic.
When computers speak to each other, they speak in a code language that only they and experts can understand.
Every mistake you make is stored on their hard drive for later retrieval.
As soon as you commit to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck accessorizing it.
Women believe computers are masculine. Why?
In order to get their attention, you have to turn them on.
They have a lot of data but can’t think for themselves.
They are supposed t help you solve problems but half the time they are the problem.
As soon as you commit to one you realize that, if you had waited longer, you could have gotten a better model.
Remember when we could tease each other without committing a microaggression?
Remember the commandment: Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain. There is a little known addendum to that commandment: it does not apply to computers. No one will go to Hell for swearing at a computer.