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Parents who want to inspire their daughters to aspire to something more than make-up, fashion and interior design can now opt for Computer Engineer Barbie, the latest edition to Mattel's plastic figurine. Barbie I Can Be... Computer Engineer Doll Who said that Barbies were all bimbos? This particular version is the result …

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  1. Fluffykins Silver badge

    Does this presage the launch of

    Barbie BOFH* ?

    *Bitch Operator From Hell

    1. Michael H.F. Wilkinson Silver badge
      Coffee/keyboard

      new keyboard

      please

    2. maclovinz

      Yes.

      ...say yes. (nods)

  2. Ian Michael Gumby
    Joke

    I guess that's one way to keep Barbie out of the work force!

    Looking at the IT trends, Comp Sci grads have a difficult time finding jobs because a lot of the work gets sent off shore.

    So its yet another way to enforce the old stereo type of 'barefoot and preggers' :-)

    (I kid, I kid)

    Oh well maybe Comp Sci is the 'Art History' degree of the 21st Century?

  3. Sir Runcible Spoon Silver badge
    Joke

    Sir

    That's like, so cool.

    Is it wrong for me to want one?

    1. Code Monkey

      Wrong?

      Only if she's much larger and looks, shall we say, surprised.

    2. jake Silver badge

      I actuallly have one ;-)

      Rather than re-writing it, see:

      http://forums.theregister.co.uk/post/694378

  4. Michael H.F. Wilkinson Silver badge

    Grin!!

    Odd how this online "popular vote" could be somehow come out in favour of computer engineer.

    Really, odd.

    BTW, why is computer engineer Barbie in the hardware section?

    O, wait.

  5. disgruntled yank Silver badge

    Now hold on, there

    I have worked and studied with some very good looking women who knew there away around a computer. I don't recall seeing any of them in pink glasses, but this is Washington, DC.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    Programmer you say?

    She doesn't look particularly Indian!

    1. sT0rNG b4R3 duRiD
      Paris Hilton

      Nope...

      But I'll bet she outsources her own work assignments to India!

  7. thomas k.
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    A long way ...

    ... from "Math is hard!" Barbie.

  8. Elmer Phud

    Ken?

    Ken is unable to spice up anything.

    As my girls said when they were very young 'How come Ken doesn't have a willy?'

    (which, when you think about it , is two questions in one.)

    1. LaeMing

      That's why...

      ...Barbie comes with Xena.

      http://www.eatliver.com/i.php?n=2741 (NqSFW - though my last boss laughed a lot at it when I sent her a copy).

    2. Anonymous Coward
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      "Ken is unable to spice up anything."

      Then we need "Curry Chef Ken"

      Complete with 8 inch penis just to be on the safe side.

  9. Craig Foster
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    Ouch!

    <i>To keep things über-realistic and save some money in the process too, there's no need to buy her any friends either.</i>

    1. Pirate Dave
      Pirate

      bad implication

      if we in IT didn't BUY our friends, how would we ever get any?

  10. maclovinz
    WTF?

    Hmm...

    Maybe next they'll have a Barbie Sarah Palin...

    Complete with "Tax cuts" written on hand!

    1. OMGROFLSKATES
      Paris Hilton

      Dril..

      Baby Drill?

      Paris because we all know why.

  11. Char
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    Seems accurate enough to me.

    She looks a lot like my daughter (if you add about sixteen years), right down to the pink laptop.

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Joke

    Lives in her parents basement

    With all her friends..

  13. Greg J Preece

    Realism

    "Let's be honest, if this Barbie was realistic, she'd have a pizza box under her arm and a little more tummy under that 'Programmers do it bit by bit' T-shirt she'd be wearing."

    She wouldn't have an iPhone either.

    1. Il Midga di Macaroni
      Paris Hilton

      Spot on

      Exactly - and don't stop there. Where's her set of mini screwdrivers?

      Paris because - isn't it obvious?

  14. heyrick Silver badge

    Realism

    http://scarlettopia.com/img/barbie-proportions.jpg

    And what's which those garish magenta shoes? They're as bad as the equally garish, equally &FF00FF glasses. The shirt's nice, though.

    She looks like she ought to be in a modern reworking of Terrahawks...

  15. sT0rNG b4R3 duRiD
    Paris Hilton

    Barbie@work. Brillant!

    package test;

    public class paula^H^H^H^H^HBarbieBean {

    private String paula^H^H^H^H^Hbarbie = "Brillant";

    public String getPaula^H^H^H^H^HBarbie() {

    return paula^H^H^H^H^Hbarbie;

    }

    }

  16. Dodgy Pilot
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    Ah Hah !!

    I'm gonna buy one and call her Verity :)

  17. Anonymous Coward
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    Stereotyping

    First, it's wrong to assume every female Computer Engineer buys a pink laptop. And iPhones - Bluetooth accessories? Everyone buys those things. Not just Female Computer Engineers :P

    This is the worst kind of model about females and computer engineers. Why can't they get _one_ thing right?

  18. Jock in a Frock

    Divorcee Barbie

    Mattel are also releasing Divorcee Barbie.

    She doesn't come with any of her own accessories, but she does have Ken's house, Ken's car, half of Ken's pension etc etc....

  19. Mr Larrington
    Pint

    This...

    ...explains why I keep getting spam about pink Dell laptops. No phone number though chiz.

  20. Anonymous Coward
    Happy

    Melissa the computer babe...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF4ReqcJAFM

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