[Haifux] [OT][NON-JOB OFFER] Beauty and the Geek 3 (Channel 10)
shacharr at gmail.com
Mon Jan 17 11:51:30 IST 2011
On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 11:44 AM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 11:28, Gabor Szabo <szabgab at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have a (probably unfounded) hope that guys on the linux
>> lists will look for other things in women than just their
>> external (!) beauty.
> Of course, if they can't cook then they're right out!
> Seriously, though, a production company was looking for stereotypical
> geeks and approached a Linux list maintainer. Were you not aware of
> the stereotype before you joined the list? Would you think it
> insulting if they were looking for Jewish extremists and approached
> the Hebron community? If they were looking for Salsa dancers and
> approached a community of Bolivian immigrants? These people know where
> to find what they need. It does not mean that everybody on the list
> meets the stereotype (they contacted Orna, a _female_) but it is
> reasonable to assume that there exist in this community stereotypical
> geeks. Where else should they have looked, in a gym? On the beach?
Sometimes they dress up the reality as well, to make it fit their stereotypes:
Another good reason for every sane person to keep a safe distance from
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