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What Gender Is Your Computer?

Mitch Teemley

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I didn’t write the following, but I do find it amusing (I don’t know who wrote it). Yes, it’s based on stereotypes, but there are some “that kinda rings true” statements. And, yes, it’s not very of-our-time; I mean, are all computers necessarily cisgender? Well, apparently, yes. I checked and it turns out all computers use “binary code” (rim shot). For now, at least. ~Mitch

Is your computer male or female? Ships are characterized as female (“Steady as she goes”). What about computers? A group of computer scientists—both male and female—were asked, and gave conflicting replies.

Computers are Female (according to Males) – How You Can Tell:

  1. No one but their Creator understands their internal logic.

  2. The language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to anyone else.

  3. “Bad command or file name” = “If you don’t know why I’m mad at you, then I’m certainly not going…

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