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Barbie Starts Hot Geek Movement

Monday, February 15, 2010 17:26 GMT

SAN FRANCISCO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Barbie’s nerdy new job may influence a generation of hot, young computer geeks.

Mattel’s newest Barbie is now a computer engineer – a career that was chosen by online voters.

Tech-loving Barbie sports a Bluetooth, a shirt covered in binary numbers and computers, a jacket patterned with circuits, and carries a bright pink laptop.

According to proud nerd Jason Chen, editor of the geeky gadget site Gizmodo.com, Barbie’s outfit “doesn’t match a techie” at all.

He says, “It’s more like a nerd that really wants to be a techie. Very few real techies would go this crazy.”

Despite Barbie being a total poser, Chen believes the doll will help little girls see that computer engineering is a viable profession.

He adds, “Anything to get more girls involved with technology is a plus. If this makes girls want to grow up and be hot computer engineers, I’m all for it.”