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09. 08. 2004

What Does "Googling" Mean?

Insert stupid giggle. Thinking by Peter Davidson found an article by the Mirror UK that says a recent Virgin.net study found that 96% of women were uncomfortable talking about technology and didn't know the meaning of words like "googling" and "ISP". Who took this survey, "women" in pre-school maybe?

Eight out of 10 men knew a 512kbps broadband connection is 10 times faster than dial-up, compared with only half of women. Aout 1,100 people were surveyed for virgin.net about the internet. The consensus from women was: "It works, it's fast - that's all I need to know."
Gosh, I wish I could multiply by 10s like those smart men Virgin interviewed.
Peter also writes more on the issue of women and tech in an earlier post on Thinking.

Posted by Mia    Category: current affairs
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