Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A Mobile Smartphone: He or She?

A pastor of one church who was previously a
sailor, was very aware that ships are addressed
as "she" or "her". He often wondered what gender
smartphones should be addressed.

To answer that question, he set up two groups of
technology gadget experts. The first was comprised
of women, and the second of men. Each group was
asked to recommend whether smartphones should
be referred to in the feminine gender, or the masculine
gender. They were asked to give 4 reasons for their

The group of women reported that the smartphones
should be referred to in the masculine gender because:
1. In order to get their attention, you have to turn
    them on.
2. They have a lot of data, but are still clueless.
3. They are supposed to help you solve problems,
    but half the time they are the problem.
4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that, if
   you had waited a little longer you could have had
   a better model.

The men, on the other hand concluded that Smartphones
should be referred to in the feminine gender because:
1. No one but the Creator understands their internal logic.
2. The native language they use to communicate with
    other phones is incomprehensible to everyone else.
3. Even your smallest mistakes like installing a useless app
    are stored in long-term memory for later retrieval.
4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find
   yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories
   for it."