This Just In: All the Fine Ladies Love High Tech
Call it the Real Revenge of the Nerds: According to a new survey, women actually prefer high tech items to traditional girlie gifts like vacations, jewelry and…wait for it…shoes!
No, this survey wasn’t commissioned by Sony. It was contracted by the Oxygen Network, which is run by no less a female authority than Oprah herself. The poll, which included about 1,400 women, found that 77 percent of women would prefer a new plasma-screen TV to a diamond necklace and 56 percent would take that same TV over a sun ‘n fun weekend in Florida.
Those involved with the study say it also points to a new gender parity when it comes to technology. Women own an average of 6.6 high tech devices while men own 6.9, and about 80 percent of women feel comfortable using technology.
Still, a word to the wise among the guys: Don’t try to pick up girls by whipping out your Blackberry.