brokenclay.org/journal

Women’s Stuff

Just take me now, God: Epson Printer For Women.

This is right up there with the woman phone.

Katja

5 Comments

  1. Jenn

    Ugh. It’s bad enough that Volvo had a concept car at a recent show that was designed “for women by women” and included a front end that could only be opened by a Volvo mechanic. Sheesh.

    Reply
  2. Patricia Tryon

    Why should God take YOU and leave the rest of us to suffer? ;-)

    Reply
  3. Bob Armstrong

    Now this is fascinating. Having worked in support of technology for many years, I would have loved a printer with a handle to make it easier to carry about the office but I find it truly weird that this feature is somehow considerd only women friendly. The cell phone concept is just plain sad…I understand Patricia’s feelings.

    Reply
  4. Melanie Fletcher

    Oh, for the love of Mike — what IS it with this “designed by women for women” crap? I LIKE getting under the hood of my car, I loathe pink (I’m a redhead — can’t wear it), and I can tuck my printer under my arm quite nicely if I need to carry it somewhere, thank you very much.

    I know things are better, but there’s still a pervasive attitude in the tech fields that uterus=”slow, so make it simple, with pretty lights.” Blargh.

    Reply
  5. Katja

    Roberto! Great to see you back in the building!

    I like your point – it reminds me of the unintended side effects of modifications for wheelchair access: lo and behold, when a ramp is built it’s used perhaps by a few wheelchair users but also by lots of folks with strollers, people delivering big packages, bicyclists, skateboarders, rollerbladers, etc.

    So don’t market this stuff as “women’s stuff”, market it as convenient for anyone.

    Reply

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

CommentLuv badge