According to InformationWeek, diamonds are no longer a girl's best friend, but have been replaced by technological toys. It looks like they are practically on par with men in terms of the number of devices owned (on the other hand, I can think of more strictly ladies devices than stricly gents, but this article deals only with computers, TV, phones and the like) and 46% deal with their problems on their own. Wow, I'm impressed. Actually, I ask my aunt how to program the video recorder. Anyway, here's a snip:
NEW YORK - Diamonds are no longer a girl's best friend, according to a new U.S. study that found three of four women would prefer a new plasma TV to a diamond necklace.
The survey, commissioned by cable television's Oxygen Network, which is owned and operated by women, found the technology gender gap has virtually closed with the majority of women snapping up new technology and using it easily.
Can't say I don't like the idea... after all, technological toys aren't exactly a basic necessity, but they are quite useful regardless. And what can you do with a diamond necklace, apart from looking, inciting jealousy or getting robbed?
On the other hand, they might one day realise they don't need us that much.
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