The I Can Be... Computer Engineer Doll empowers
girls to play out different roles and "try on" fabulous careers, including computer engineer, the first Barbie® profession chosen by popular vote! Always a reflection of the times, this digital diva engineers the perfect geek-chic look, with hot pink accessories and sleek gadgets to match. The inspiring set also comes with a special code that unlocks career-themed content online, for even more digital play (how fitting)!
Features for Geek Tech Barbie include:
- Dressed in a funky tee with binary code design
- Comes with cell phone headset, laptop bag, and pink laptop
- Special code inside each package unlocks career-themed content online
- Perfect for gadget girls
The thing that is the most offensive of this is that this doll is demeaning to a good percentage of the Computer Engineers out there. We do not all wear funky tees with binary code designs. We do not all wear phone headsets. Some of us have lives outside of work, whether it is being a member of good standing in the Society for Creative Anachronism or playing Dungeons & Dragons. Sometimes we come out of our mother's basement, if just to go to Best Buy to purchase the latest Asus - Rampage II GENE Micro ATX Motherboard 2000MHz (Socket LGA 1336). It does have 12 USB ports and 8 channel audio.
Mattel and Barbie, get a life.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go and watch the final episode of Big Bang Theory, Season 1.
And, Mattel, if you're reading this, in general, real Computer Engineers are not Choking Hazards.