Last Friday at the New York Toy Fair, Mattel announced that the votes were in and the next new Barbie doll coming out would be, "Computer Engineer Barbie". OK. Now, jokes aside, like the one that as soon as she is released, she will be followed quickly by an Outsourced Mumbai Barbie that will take her job, :-) this might actually generate some positive influence to get more women in technology.
Computer Engineer Barbie
Here's a quote: Computer Engineer Barbie still has her trademark cascade of blond hair, impossibly small waist, feet frozen on tiptoes to slide into her high heels and a whole lot of hot pink. She also wears a neon-colored T-shirt with a binary code pattern and carries a smartphone and a Bluetooth headset.That smartphone better be for developing cool apps using Java ME technology and not just for show, like those iDrone or Anphoid fashion accessory phones are. ;-)