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NYT: For Venus and Mars, a Midpoint in Design

“Apple’s iPod, a sleek white digital audio player, is also cited as an example of elegance that bridges male and female tastes. “The iPod is a great example of gender-neutral,” said Brenda Laurel, chairwoman of the media design program at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif., and a designer of video games for girls. “If you are a man, you don’t feel like a wuss carrying it around. That’s the bottom line.”

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Comments

1

Thank God for that, for minute there I thought my gender was attatched to my posessions.

Posted by I'm a Man on October 9, 2003 at 5:04 AM (PDT)

2

Uh, but what if I wanted something male-specific to offset having a girly imac?

Posted by G on October 9, 2003 at 8:33 AM (PDT)

3

This is nonsense. With my manly, bulky Archos Recorder, I can club any iPodder to death! I laugh at the puny swats of 3G iPodders, your audio handheld is a mere girly annoyance.

Posted by Archos on October 9, 2003 at 9:46 AM (PDT)

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