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Rob Spiegel
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Re: McNealy and Ballmer
Rob Spiegel   11/20/2013 12:35:46 AM
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Yes, Chuck, this topic has actually appeared on the Design News site. It's been a good year since I've seen a long string on the subject. but it's been here on our site.

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Re: McNealy and Ballmer
Charles Murray   11/19/2013 6:01:12 PM
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Yes, Rob, Pop Sci actually mentioned the global warming problem in their editorial about commenters, saying, "A politically-motivated, decades-long war on expertise has eroded the popular consensus on a wide variety of scientifically-validated topics. Everything from evolution to the origins of climate change..."

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Re: McNealy and Ballmer
Rob Spiegel   11/19/2013 10:19:14 AM
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You're right, Chuck, it was Popular Science. You were the one who alerted me. I didn't realizre it was comments about global warming that gave the magaine cold feet. 

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Re: McNealy and Ballmer
Elizabeth M   11/19/2013 4:15:10 AM
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Interesting that you see the stereotypes continuing to play out with your kids, Rob, but it's also good to see one of your girls interested in more technical games and ideas as well. Stereotypes are made to be broken!

Charles Murray
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Re: McNealy and Ballmer
Charles Murray   11/18/2013 7:59:15 PM
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Good point, Rob. We do have a couryeous group, with a few rare exceptions. I saw the Pop Sci editorial about discontiuing comments. They alluded to the fact that a lot of their over-the-top comments were about global warming.

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Re: McNealy and Ballmer
Rob Spiegel   11/18/2013 5:19:41 PM
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Elizabeth, if there are efforts in place, I applaud them. Sometimes it's just a matter of breaking stereotypes. I don't think we've completely outgrown the notion that boys just play with guns and girls just play with dolls. I have a boy and two girls, so I know that it works that way much of the time. But I've also seen the doll-loving girl get very technical with SIMS.

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Re: McNealy and Ballmer
Rob Spiegel   11/18/2013 5:12:56 PM
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You know, Chuck, even if things might get heated in Design News comments sometimes, our comments are typically both smart and polite. All you have to do is look at the comments on a mainstream site such as CNN, and wow!. I can see why Popular Mechanics discontinued comments. Ours so far, are mostly constructive.

Debera Harward
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Re: McNealy and Ballmer
Debera Harward   11/18/2013 7:06:47 AM
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I really liked what John Cleese said , It is designed by engineers to impress engineers. This is so true this is only happening there is a technology war that is going around among the competitors .

Debera Harward
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Re: McNealy and Ballmer
Debera Harward   11/18/2013 6:43:10 AM
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Rob, This is not only for women basically it comes from inside what you want to  do . You cant force anyone to be in specific field because if you are not willing to do that specific work or you dont like that work then its useless to be there because without passion one cant do anything .Specially for engineering it needs an inside push untill and unles you dont have that charm inside you , you cant be a good engineer .

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Re: Philip K. Dick's quote
Debera Harward   11/18/2013 6:38:03 AM
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People are spying each other and that process technology is helping them to do so . Basically technology has gone so ahead and far that the word which once was considered very important "PRIVACY" is no more there , every one can reach to every one . Basically we are living in the technology world and this was the choice that we have choosen by ourselves.

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