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Things NOT to buy your grandchildren for Christmas
Old 11-19-2014, 04:58 PM   #1
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Things NOT to buy your grandchildren for Christmas

Originally I was just going to post a rant about the worse-than-clueless book mentioned in this blog post: Barbie F*cks It Up Again. I saw this link this morning and truly thought it was a made up joke, until I checked this evening and TIME has picked up the story. The book is "Barbie: I can be a computer engineer" but all she can do is get guys to help her write programs and fix her computer. Gag me with a spoon.

Then I thought there might be other products out there just as useless / insulting / pick your adjective, so this thread can be a public service to all the grandparents/aunts/uncles/parents out here in ER-land.

Anyone spot something worth going out of our way to avoid?
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Old 11-19-2014, 05:22 PM   #2
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Oh my gosh that just gets my blood boiling. Almost as bad as when an engineering professor told me that I was taking a seat away from a guy who needed it more just to get an MRS degree. (He honestly thought women shouldn't be allowed to get BSEEs)

Talk about clueless.
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Old 11-19-2014, 05:39 PM   #3
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They do have a history of cluelessness. http://www.nytimes.com/1992/10/21/bu...t-on-math.html

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