Monday, November 27, 2006

What about Sam?

I have to applaud Pam's response to CNET's 'Top Ten Girly Geeks'. It certainly seems like the real target of the list was not geekdom, but more likely some way of increasing page views.

For me, given that they chose to include at least one fictional character, I can't understand how they could have overlooked Major Samantha Carter of the SGC. She's as geeky as they come and she uses her geekdom to regularly save the world from the evil goa'uld. And Sam is much more pleasing to the eye than some 8 year old cartoon character.

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1 comment:

Pamela said...

Thanks, I'm glad you liked it :)

If you go to the podcast section of the crave site at CNET, you can listen to the author of the article stating your thesis pretty well verbatim. Apparently everyone is taking it far too seriously, it was meant more for fun than to actually communicate something with any kind of intellectual value. As well, Paris has made the story very popular, and therefore has served her purpose.

What can you say to that? Nothing at all. I can't imagine better proof that there is no such thing as bad publicity.

If you want to hear the podcast yourself, go to the 6:10 minute mark to hear the bits about the girl geek list.