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What us girls really want [May. 12th, 2009|02:38 pm]
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Yes, apparently our delicate minds are too fragile to do really hard thingies on the computer like write manuscripts, edit HTML code, play WOW or reprogram our husband's display so that the screen is upside down when he logs on (happy birthday, dear). All those things like logic and communication are just icky, or at least, that's what the folks at Dell think.

Now, if you're a girl, you don't have to have one of those complicated ol' BOY computers! No, you get yourvery own DELLA, which has programs on it that let you make grocery lists, plan your yoga workout, and count your calories. Yay! What fun!

Oh, and the promotional blurb points out in the very first sentence how CUTE they are! Because I don't give a shit if my laptop is portable, has an assload of memory and a kick-ass video enhancer. No, I want it to be cute, with sparkles and puppies and unicorns or babies sitting in flowerpots. I wonder if the Guys Edition will be called XTREME DELLZ and have automated porn updates and a Fantasy Football app. Oh, wait, no, because guys don't have to get stereotyped -- Teh Menfolx unnerstand them thar compooters!

Worst marketing plan EVER, Dell people. Jesus. It's like when Mattel came out with that Barbie doll that talked, and all it said was "Math is hard!" and "Let's go shopping!"

Dear Dell Marketing Department -
You've just reduced 51% of the population to a stereotype, so you can fucking bite me.
Love,
patti

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[User Picture]From: morriganson
2009-05-12 07:24 pm (UTC)

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they are selling pink guns now too.

grrr
[User Picture]From: pattithewicked
2009-05-12 08:16 pm (UTC)

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That's just wrong. When I went out last fall to look at crossbows, the sales guy talked to my husband and then asked "Does she care what color it is?" like I was a mentally retarded and deaf kid.

I didn't buy a crossbow from him. He's lucky I didn't slap a bolt in there and shoot him with one.
[User Picture]From: aylwyn27
2009-05-13 03:20 am (UTC)

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My daughter made me so proud when my husband pointed out a pink gun in a display case to her. He said, "Hey Anna, look here's a pink gun." Her reply, "Why the heck would I want that? Would you take that gun out in the woods to shoot a deer with?" He was like no and she said, "Then why the heck would I?"
[User Picture]From: pattithewicked
2009-05-13 05:10 pm (UTC)

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Anna for the win!
From: labrys6
2009-05-12 08:23 pm (UTC)

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As if I had not disliked Dell before. Good gods, who does their ad campaigns, Barbie?
[User Picture]From: morriganson
2009-05-12 08:54 pm (UTC)

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focus groups
From: labrys6
2009-05-12 09:00 pm (UTC)

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:::::::::eye roll::::::: Of what, the Anita Bryant School of Womanhood?
[User Picture]From: morriganson
2009-05-12 09:50 pm (UTC)

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new products never get introduced on that scale without a focus group.

what do young 20 somethings want? they already have the big battles fought for them.

im guessing..
[User Picture]From: pattithewicked
2009-05-12 08:57 pm (UTC)

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Probably the same idjits who decided that "women's magazines" had to contain nothing but articles on HOW TO LOSE YER FAT and 5 FAST EAST MEALS and KEEP YO MAN HAPPY SO HE DON'T GIT STOLE.
[User Picture]From: pattithewicked
2009-05-12 08:58 pm (UTC)

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Er, that should be *EASY meals.

Although, I suppose East might work okay too for some folks.
[User Picture]From: victrola58
2009-05-12 11:10 pm (UTC)

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Where did they go to find the focus group - the beach? Like ya know I want a polka dot computer that is sooooo kewt!

Blah I'll stick with my put together one....tyvm