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Why Young Males Are No Longer the Most Important Tech Demographic 240

An anonymous reader writes "The Atlantic has an article discussing how 18- to 35-year-old males are losing their place as the most important demographic for tech adoption. 'Let me break out the categories where women are leading tech adoption: internet usage, mobile phone voice usage, mobile phone location-based services, text messaging, Skype, every social networking site aside from LinkedIn, all Internet-enabled devices, e-readers, health-care devices, and GPS. Also, because women still are the primary caretakers of children in many places, guess who controls which gadgets the young male and female members of the family get to purchase or even use?' The article points out that most of the tech industry hasn't figured this out yet — perhaps in part to a dearth of women running these companies."
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Why Young Males Are No Longer the Most Important Tech Demographic

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  • by Mitchell314 ( 1576581 ) on Friday June 08, 2012 @07:02PM (#40263853)
    Well, the newer models of humans come with dual core, so they can truly multitask. The rest of us just have to wait for the proper timeslices. :P
  • Definately! (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 08, 2012 @07:03PM (#40263861)

    It's a proven scientific fact that men who drive minivans spontaneously grow a vagina.

  • by Mitchell314 ( 1576581 ) on Friday June 08, 2012 @07:03PM (#40263865)
    This is geeks we're talking about. Mating is out of the question.
  • by Mike Buddha ( 10734 ) on Friday June 08, 2012 @07:50PM (#40264331)

    There was a study that there are about 4% of the population that are true multi-taskers. The tests were done regarding cell phone talking and driving. I do believe that a small group can do more than one task at a time, such as typing this message and holding a conversation.

    Good thing you remembered this nameless study, otherwise you'd have lost this argument! Phew!

  • by Farmer Tim ( 530755 ) <`moc.sseldnim' `ta' `elifdnuor'> on Friday June 08, 2012 @08:07PM (#40264447) Journal

    Just because the heads of these companies are male doesn't mean they don't know how to women.

    I hope that's not the latest term for cross-dressing...the thought of Steve Ballmer in drag gives me the screaming meemies.

  • by FrootLoops ( 1817694 ) on Saturday June 09, 2012 @06:54AM (#40267253)

    E.g. Why do gays have such bad taste in music?

    Because they play only Madonna at the meetings. It's indoctrination. I'm an ex-gay; I would know.

    You see, two weeks after a young gay guy comes out, he gets a welcome package in the mail. It includes some educational material*, "necessaries"**, a copy of the gay agenda, and an invitation to the next monthly meeting. If he doesn't go, his gay license is taken away (so nobody will have sex with him; well, girls might, but who cares?). They all end up at the meetings eventually. It's like a Nazi dance party--glitter and leather everywhere. Anyway, at those parties all they play is Madonna. The leaders say it "encourages unity". The truth is, Madonna bought the gay industry years ago for cheap, before she became 90% plastic. She supports her career now almost exclusively with young gay guys who don't know any better. It's tragic really; I mean why would gay guys pick a female artist when there's so many hot guys to choose from nowadays with their YouTube videos and amazing pecs and delicious arms and... I mean, there are better artists than Madonna.

    Anyway, I got out of that senseless life and am living clean. No gay for me, thanks; I like girls now. I tore up my license last week. My roommate tried to stop me, but in his tears all I saw was the glittery taint of corporate greed. I let him kiss me one last time, just a little--we can't all be perfect!--but I'm done. I like girls now. Oh, I said that already.

    But yeah, that's why gays have such bad taste in music. So now you know.

          * Includes: several pamphlets on jargon, at basic (top, bottom), intermediate (39, chibi), and advanced (chicken-of-the-sea, curry queen) levels; HIV/AIDS and other STD prevention information; a list of common hookup methods (Grindr, Manhunt, Craig's List local m4m section); a book on developing a lisp; several quick-start fashion and decorating guides; and of course Dr. Niederwieser's magnum opus, Bend Over!: The Complete Guide to Anal Sex for Men! [] .

          ** Includes: condoms, lube, poppers, a dildo, your gay license, tickets to a Lady Gaga concert near you, a gym membership, and new jeans that make your ass look great.

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