View Full Version : How To: pour encourager les autres.
11th January 2005, 10:44 AM
I would imagine that most of the users of this forum are male, well, I found this and thought that you'd appreciate it.
11th January 2005, 03:40 PM
Being the Mr. Mom around the house, I figured I'd cook, clean, take care of the kid and my wife would do the rest... Not so, I still have to install the software to the computers and spend late nights trying to get everything to run properly by morning. :)
Oh and did I mention, I have to do the oil changes and tire rotations on the vehicles too. :D
I think it's something about the plumbing...
12th January 2005, 02:10 AM
Not entirely sure I agree with everything this woman has said, I think its alittle skewed since women often times don't speak up. However that is really connected to another problem that people in general have about too easily accepting what people tell them to. I hear/read complaints about men hitting on women etc, but then when it actually comes to the subject of relationships I get the distinct feeling that the male is expected to do all of the work at least when it comes to actually getting a date.............I mean the people you have class with especially in college where you have more control over what classes you actually take might share a common level of interest in a subject they are learning or a field they both work in. I find it alittle hard to expect either a man or woman to not approach a member of the opposite [or same] sex they happen to be attracted to considering the fact that schools, and in many cases the actual work place is a social environment by virtue of the fact that there is a group of people there etc. I understand that the article was indeed geared towards men and all, I'm not disputing that the stuff she outlined doesn't happen, I just would hope there is a simillar sort of how to for women.
12th January 2005, 03:32 AM
Rather than speak in generalities, I'll simply state how the people in my life react. My wife, two daughters, two sons, and most of my male and female friends regard the computer as a tool, nothing more. It functions as a means to do their work and for specific entertainment. Windows came loaded on their machines, it's point and click, and pretty effortless. It fits their needs. Just as most people know how to drive but won't touch anything under the hood, my family and friends expect to call someone in (me, mostly) when ol' reliable breaks down. This does not make them less intelligent or less able, they are just interested in other things - much as I could give a damn about my carburetor - just put me back on the road!
I guess my point is that linux is not easy - not 'point and click', except for a distro like Lindows. To me, that's fun - learning bash, dredging through page after page to find the answer that makes it all work, only to have it break again the next day. The other women and men in my family and friends, hell they're too smart for linux or even to repair Windows - that's why they keep an idiot like me around.
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