Originally Posted by Spritanium
That's actually one of the ugliest laptops I've ever seen. Is it just because I'm not a woman?
Or maybe it's because this is an awful idea, seeing as how one's gender has absolutely nothing to do with what kind of computer they prefer?
Are you kidding? Gender is extremely important. Women are all about looks, color and style while being mostly clueless about the inner workings of things - neither are they interested. Obviously exceptions exist, but there's a reason they're called exceptions (or the minority).
Heck, I would bet my money on the assumption that at least 85% of the people registered on OCN are male, maybe even 90-95%. It's still a guy thing to be concerned about the performance/horsepower of tech/computers and fixing/maintaining it. Women want litte white/pink/purple devices they can carry around and would prefer nothing more than a modest PC, preferably a cute laptop. And if it breaks down they throw it at their husband/son/nearest male to fix it.
Looking especially at Japan, the disparity between male and female job preference is HUGE. In the gaming/tech/mechanical industry women almost don't exist, and interestingly enough Japan is one of the leading countries when it comes to those fields. Hmm.
But even if women aren't interested in the mechanics of things, they still make a big chunk of the consumer market. It's a smart move by Japan to hire women to design something that women would want, I think this initiative will do great.Edited by Tippy - 10/30/12 at 4:27am