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Computer Engineer Barbie!

As noted in a previous post, Mattel has been running a web-based contest to choose Barbie’s next career.

The results are in!  “You voted!  We listened!!”  (Even if  “you” is a bot …)  The winner of the popular vote is … Computer Engineer Barbie!

The New York Times reports:  “Barbie has come a long way since 1992, when the blond bombshell of a doll was programmed to say, ‘Math class is tough.’  Barbie, whose various careers have taken her from aerobics instructor to supermodel to business executive, will next be a computer engineer, a career chosen by half a million Barbie fans.”  Read the full article here.

February 12, 2010