Ships are usually referred to as females. Occasionally, a ship will be named after a male, but more often after a female. The names of many famous ships that refer to the feminine gender are: American Queen, Andrea Gail, Mayflower, Santa Maria, CSS Virginia, SS Andrea Doria.
What about computers? Are computers female or male? Should a computer be named after a woman or a man?
To get the most unbiased answers, we conducted a survey by asking a group of men and women if computers were more of the feminine gender or the masculine gender.
Here’s what they had to say.
Men believe computers are female
- No one but the Creator understands their logic, and how they think.
- The language they use to communicate with other computers is something they understand, but others have no idea.
- They store even your smallest mistakes in memory permanently, and often recover them.
- As soon as you commit yourself to one, you spend half your paycheck on accessories for it.
Women believe computers are male
- The only way you can get their attention is by turning them on.
- They have a lot of data in memory, but they are still clueless as to what’s going on.
- They are supposed to help you solve your problems, but half the time they cause the problem.
- As soon as you commit yourself to one, you realize that, if you had been a little patient and waited a little longer, you could have had a better one.