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Windows 7: Broadband makes women happy


15 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 
Broadband makes women happy

Broadband makes women happy

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Though men are stereotyped as gadget hounds, information technology actually brings more happiness to women worldwide. A new study (PDF) from UK-based BCS—The Chartered Institute for IT analyzes 35,000 responses from the World Values Survey to make the case that IT actually makes people happier.
Source: Broadband makes women happy


That actually makes sense.


~Lordbob


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15 May 2010   #2

 
 

Lies! Women don't internet - it's a myth!


(for the sarcasm impaired, that was definitely a joke, lol )

There are elements to that article that are correct, although:

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The authors suggest that computers, cell phones, and the like do tremendous things for one's "sense of freedom" and control over life, which in turn promotes feelings of life satisfaction
However there is a cost to that 'freedom'. Increasing real life social interaction deficiencies for just one example.
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17 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Wait . . . you mean that's all there is to it? Oh no, it doesn't work - SpeedTest.net says our cable internet access clocks at 30 Mbps . . . . . . How fast does it need to go?

Bye.
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17 May 2010   #4

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crunchy Doodle View Post
Wait . . . you mean that's all there is to it? Oh no, it doesn't work - SpeedTest.net says our cable internet access clocks at 30 Mbps . . . . . . How fast does it need to go?

Bye.
yeah my wife and I have had BB for a while now.... how long does this take to "kick-in"?
( that was a joke. )
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17 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Well I'm happy
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17 May 2010   #6

Windows 8.1 x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview
 
 

I would have to disagree that Cell Phones give a sense of freedom - how can you feel free when people can call you anywhere and interrupt you
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17 May 2010   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
I would have to disagree that Cell Phones give a sense of freedom - how can you feel free when people can call you anywhere and interrupt you
the freedom comes from the fact that you also can call other people and aggrevate them whenever you want instead of at their best convenience. Now that is freedom my friend. you can also put your phone on silent to further aggrevate them and thats more freedom right there too.
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17 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

This is quite interesting. I would think it's also age related.

I know lots of women contemporaries of mine (50s) who have broadband and use apps like Skype to keep in touch with their kids and also buy stuff from Tesco, Amazon etc.

Also I know a couple of women in their 70s who use the internet to do all the usual stuff plus research their family tree.

I work with some women in their 20s and some are very into pcs, verging on geekdom, but they are mainly the student types, well educated and seeing the computer as a necessary skill for their future's as well as social networking.
If you've just left University and moved across country it's a great way of maintaining those friendships you've made. I left uni 30 years ago and lost touch with most of my pals, especially US JYAs.

The less educated young women tend toward competitive smart phone stuff and use Facebook, Twitter etc constantly.

All in all it seems to make most women happy.
However I just read what I've written and you can substitute man for woman in every instant

Hmmn. Gaming perhaps, although I know a couple of young fantasy game females whereas most of the blokes play combat or driving games.

I suppose most old geeks like me (and a few others on here) are male.
That's life eh?
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